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Address of Welcome Helen Marian Kelsey . . . 457 

The Oracle of Tbee Day 458 

Class Song, '98 Amelia M. Ely .... 471 

Oration Frances Hall Bousmaniere . . 472 

Presentation of Spade Helen M. Gordon, '97 . . . 473 

Reception of Spade Amelia M. Ely .... 476 

Editorials 479 

Free Press 482 

Exchanges 485 

Books Received 489 

Society Notes 489 

College Notes 493 

The Shakespeare Play 495 

Tree Day 497 

Float 497 

Commencement Week 498 

Alumnae Notes 504 

Married 514 

Born 514 

Died 514 

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Vol. III. WELLESLEY, JUNE 29, 1895. No. 9. 









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TREE DAT, '95. 

Friends and daughters of Wellesley, in the name of the Class of 
Ninety-five, I bid you welcome. Daughters of the past, daughters of 
the present, friends of all time, bound together by a tender love and by a 
common interest, we greet you heartily. 

For those who, in the years gone by, have dwelt in our college halls, 
who have stood where we stand to-day and have passed on into the wider 
life, — for those, we feel to-day, perhaps for the first time, a growing- 
kinship. We hear the summons from the outer world, and with their ex- 
ample ever before us, we would go forth bravely, not lingeringly, to live 
out in a broader field our motto, "Ich dien." And even as we hope for 
welcome on future Tree Days from these our younger sisters, we turn to 
you, O daughters of the past, and give you greeting. 

Dear daughters of the present, with whom we have worked, to whom 
our errors have been plain, before whom lie all the possibilities recognized 
but unrealized by us, we are proud to leave to you our unsolved problems, 
and we welcome you, not only to our Tree Day, but to your new respon- 


What greeting can we give to the friends of Wellesley, to those who 
have not known her as an Alma Mater, but who, working from within and 
without her walls, have given direction to her aims? With full hearts we 
turn to those whose patient forbearance, ready sympathy, and wise counsel 
have made pleasant and profitable our undergraduate days. To her es- 
pecially under whose rule, wise, just, and friendly, our Senior year has 
been passed, we are grateful. Our honored friends and helpers, to whose 
faithful teaching it is due that we go forth to serve cheerfully, to-day we 
give you a most hearty welcome. It gives us great pleasure to see among 
us her whose personal care and ready generosity have made it possible that 
we should be gathered here, and in welcoming her, we are glad to assure 
her of our gratitude and of our reverence for her unselfish life and for the 
loftiness of her service. 

Ninety-five, we stand pledged to look forward and not backward, to 
be glad and not regretful. If in our hearts there lurks a sadness which 
cannot be banished, a regret which adds a minor to our song, let the key- 
note still be strong, clear, and triumphant. Though committed by our 
motto to service, we shall so be conquerors. 

Friends, your servant ! 

Helen Marian Kelset. 



Athena Akademika Florence T. Forbes. 

Iris Kate Winthrop Nelson. 

(This part written by Alice C. Howe.) 

Priestess . Helen Marian Kelsey. 

Suppliant Winifred Augsbury. 

Attendants and Chorus of Maidens. 
Scene — Shrine of Athena. 

Chorus entering: 


Once more with joy on this glad day we greet thee ; 
Once more we come with pure offerings to meet thee. 
Thou child of Jove, Athena divine, 
With reverent feet we approach thy shrine. 


Thou, goddess, long hast been our queen, 
Hast led us by thy smile serene 
Through quiet ways on wisdom's quest, 
With earnest hearts and peaceful, blest. 
Tbis festal day we assemble to praise thee; 
Our tuneful vows we joyously raise thee. 
As ever thou hast heard our prayer, 
Now hearken, Pallas, maiden fair, 
Athena Akademika. 

Priestess : Are any here who wish aught of Athena ? 

Suppliant: Mighty priestess, behold in me a suppliant! I ask thine 
intercession to gain for me some message from the great Athena. From the 
maidens of '95 I come, — maidens who have long worshipped at this shrine. 
They ask that, as they depart from their Alma Mater, they may leave behind 
some word of counsel and direction to those whose time is not yet come to 
go out into the great world. Plead for me, O Priestess, with Athena, that 
these our sisters may not be without some light to guide their footsteps ! 

Priestess: Hast thou brought offerings for this favor? 

Suppliant: These are my poor offerings : a white rose for '96 ; a rosary 
for '97 ; the chief treasure of '98 — the Queen of Hearts ; the carnation for the 
Specials ; and for '99 our own sweet pea. These are the offerings I bring to 
thy shrine. 

(Priestess bums offerings.) 

Chorus . 


Hear us, Athena, 
Earnest-browed goddess ; 
Hearken to mortals, 

Great Pallas, hear ! 
Thou who hast ever 
Promised thy chosen 
Strength in their weakness, 

Great Pallas, hear! 

Golden Athena, 

Bend thou to earth- ward ; 

List to thy suppliant, 

Great Pallas, hear! 
Patiently kneeling, 
Wait we before thee, 
Wait we thine answer, 

Great Pallas, hear! 


(Iris enters.) 

Hail! hail! 
Bright-winged goddess rare. 

Fleet, fleet 
Hast thou sped through the air, 

Far, far, 
From heaven serene and fair, 

Swiftly, lightly, 

Softly, brightly. 

Hail! hail! 
Iris, whom Pallas sends; 

Blest, blest 
Thou whom she wisdom lends. 

Clear, clear 
Utter her message now; 
Lo, at thy white feet we bow! 

Iris . 

if/.u> ) i'j/.u>. 
y./.i'ts x/j'js. 

Athena, renowned in Olympia, sends greetings to you, '95 ! To you, 
to whom it was once given to bear the shield and spear of the goddess ; 
to you, who did later fold your purple wings to tread board walks with maids 
of no degree (or Faculty with two or three) ; to you who did dare to scan 
the affairs of the gods themselves, who did ask, and the thunders came not, 
whether Dionysus went out between the acts ; to you on whom has fallen 
now the mantle of her wisdom, Athena would speak face to face. 

But do "you who stay behind " look not so disconsolate. Cheer up! 
I am come to amuse, to criticize, to encourage, to admonish, to comfort you. 
Dear children, it is not so bad to be left behind. It depends on what you 
are behind. Ideals are very good things to be behind, — that is, you should 
always keep your ideal ahead of you. Remember what '95 has accom- 
plished, who had never the advantage of being behind her ideal, and see what 
fields for growth stretch out before you ! 

To you who are left behind, then, Athena bids me bring her message. 
This doesn't include the Faculty ; they love '95 too well to stay when she is 
gone. Athena says I mustn't stay long, because the Class of '95, with its 
characteristic generosity, has voted unanimously to invite the Freshmen to 


take part in Tree Day this year, and they mustn't be kept out late, she says. 
So, in case I be compelled to omit any time-honored references to the ver- 
dancy of the Freshmen, the timelessness of the Specials, or the velocity of 
the elevator, I would say right here that '96 has already elected its " Legenda" 

Ninety-six, pride and joy of your teachers, savers of kerosene, and 
chief hope of labor reformers, why with your zeal for the eight-hour law do 
you not favor Knights of Labor? Is it the nights or the labor to which you 
object? Did any of your number confess to having overworked that time? 
If they did, we hope you dealt gently with the first offense within your ranks. 

Ninety-six, you owe it to the lower classes, the working classes, to publish 
at once a detailed account of the workings of the eight-hour system, together 
with such information in regard to prevailing conditions as may properly be 
made public. Such a work might prove of invaluable assistance in attaining 
the " three conditions that make us happy," lately discovered by an original 
investigator of '95. 

You have a reputation, '96. You have no need to be ashamed of it. 
" 'Tis only noble to be good" — for something. Two years ago you were 
advised to follow in the path which had led '95 to success. Athena 
rejoices that in one point at least you have not entirely failed in your 
effort. Had you had that extra two hours of Bible, who knows but you 
might, perhaps, have been as good as '95 — or nearly. Presumably you 
would have discovered, too, that recent investigators now think it proba- 
ble that the course of the Jordan does not lie through Egypt. Guard 
your reputation well, '96. Without goodness, other qualities, if you 
had them, would count as nothing. Let no hasty word tarnish your fair 
name. That voice from out your ranks which was heard to say, "We 
don't have to keep the rules any longer," had too little of sadness in its tone, 
—too little, '96. 

You are very humble, and very frank withal. If the hoops do descend 
from class to class, when they have gotten as low as they can, undoubtedly 
'96 will get them — undoubtedly. Snatch not the gifts of the gods with such 
untimely haste, then. 

Fain would I have appeared on this, '95's last Tree Day, under the soft 
shades, beneath the spreading branches, of her own sycamore-maple ; but 


loth would I be to point the contrast to your own ill-fated scion. You shake 
your heads ; did you say your tree was only dead at the top? Strange, isn't 
it? How typical even inanimate, that is, seemingly inanimate, objects 
may be ! 

Wishing the happiness of every one this day, — my time is short, too, — 
I will not, as the custom is, speak of your failings, — they are evident, — but 
on your virtues dwell, instead. 

Let no one say you were hasty in the choice of a leader. Why should 
you fight again the battle '95 had waged before you? You could not be 
wrong in accepting its decision to let well enough alone and keep your 
Junior president ; besides, you thereby saved time to attend a most excellent 
concert, which you would have been obliged to forego had you taken time 
to think this matter out on an independent basis. 

You deserve great credit, too, for your heroic resolve, in spite of many 
natural difficulties, to publish a "Legenda." In this connection a suggestion 
may not be out of order. The following entirely new and original idea 
occurred to the '95 Board, but unfortunately their book had already gone to 
print. Through their courtesy I now present it to you : Would it not add 
to the attractiveness of the " Legenda " if a joke were inserted each year? 
It is believed that a petition for such a feature would probably be granted 
by the Council. At least, the idea is worth the attempt. 

A weight of responsibility is coming upon you, '96 ; there is the 
Magazine. But you will rise to the occasion. Your ability for soliciting 
material, free-press articles, etc., was early shown by your gratuitous bid 
for a poem already offered to another publication. Marry, an' may Young 
authors ever find as cordial a reception for their productions. 

Then you have some imaginative power yourselves, as shown by the 
drapery in which your fancy wraps the historic form of Archimedes, as well 
as by the readiness with which you transport yourselves and all modern 
conveniences, including the telegraph, back to the time of Charles Y. 

In many things you have succeeded, '96, but in one thing you have 
certainly excelled. Your treatment of the Temperance Debate was as grati- 
fying as it was characteristic, as unhoped for as it was original. Athena 
recommends it to all succeeding classes, — the " ne plus ultra," which, being 
interpreted, is, " no more ahead." 


And now, '96, having limited myself to your virtues, I am done. The 
subject has proved unexpectedly prolific. In what you have failed you are 
not wholly to blame ; for that in which you have succeeded, '95 is not 
wholly responsible ; had you had a more inspiring motto, perhaps you might 
have had better success. 

Ninety-seven ! Ninety-seven ! this is what Athena says to you : Fit- 
tingly do you appear to-day in this humble dress, mindful of the carelessness 
which came nigh losing the sacred emblem of this day's work ; the implement 
which '95 kept bright by use, which '96 kept unhurt by use, which you kept 
— '97, you did not keep it. Did you think when your tree was once set in 
the earth you would never need to dig again ? You forgot you had still 
your old animosities with '96 to bury. If your botany teacher did tell you 
that roots are " not required if it is impossible to get them," the Greek 
department still requires a few dry specimens. 

And what excuse would you have offered your younger sister to-day 
for failing to hand down to her the spade that was bequeathed to you? No 
thanks to you that she has plenty of her own. 

And what would you have done if some kind spirit had not returned it 
to your careless hands in time for the mid-year examinations? Were there 
not express charges laid upon you when you received this spade? And did 
you pay them ? 

To-day, then, bury your last hopes for your tree, and give over the 
spade to other hands, letting your bitter experience teach them its value. 

But, '97, we still have confidence in you. Athena, the great goddess 
who sees all things, knows that for six months you have kept locked in your 
faithful bosom the secret of that '95 whom you directed to the senior bulle- 
tin board ; even now her name is known but to yourself and Athena. 

Under the protection of your dignity more than one '96 has passed 
safely through the rocks and shoals of Cambridge, O '97. 

Iohe was a very pretty name for your boat, '97, but would not an I. O. 
U. have been more appropriate ? 

Athena is glad to see that you keep up your interest in sports and 
pastimes ; that was an excellent idea of yours to put contribution boxes on 
the bulletin board, whereby to defray the expenses of your crew. With a 
class of your financial ability, who knows but even the chapel fund may 


recover from its present hopeless state? Or dare we hope? The chemistry — 
ah ! that is, the science — building may sometime be painted — perhaps. 

The surging crowds that daily resort to the athletic field, as often thank 
you for the generosity which has provided that retired and shaded spot, 
where weary brains may get a body to match. 

A few words of advice, '97, which Athena feels are imperatively 
necessary, and I must leave you. 

Know that the President has rooms at Norumbega. No. 4 is for office 
work only. It is usually considered poor form to congratulate a class presi- 
dent before she is elected. The copyrighted picture recently posted on the 
elevator bulletin is not a composite of the Faculty. Athena does not advise 
you to publish the numerous sonnets, poetical translations, and odes you 
have written this year, for though 

Some of it's verse, 
Some of it's worse, — 
And the book might not he a financial success. 

Ninety-eight, Athena sends her warmest greetings to you on your first 
Tree Day. 

You, '98, have been fed on the very milk of human kindness ; indeed, 
there was nothing else to feed you on after those historic cows died. Per- 
haps you haven't recognized the character of your food before, but that's 
because it was so very condensed. However, you will readily see that it is 
true, when I remind you how very friendly '97 was on the night of your 
elections, and what obstacles she surmounted in order to present you with 
your first rattle. To-day she will present you with the second gift in her 
kindergarten system. Use it with such skill that your tree may not pine 
away like hers, but be ever green and flourishing like the spruce little shrub 
it is. 

Ninety-eight, Athena has watched you most' carefully this year for some 
mark of individuality, some predominant characteristic, and she has found 
none. Though experience has failed to give her any clue, yet she has not 
despaired that you really have some distinguishing trait. So, by a process of 
a priori reasoning which you couldn't understand without a course in Philoso- 
phy IX., but the conclusions of which you will at once recognize to be just, — 
through such a process of a priori reasoning she has come to the conclusion 


that you must be intellectual. For if '96 represents the moral, and '97 stands 
for the physical, in order to preserve the necessary synthetic unity after '95 is 
gone, '98 must stand for the intellectual. Nor does it in the least invalidate 
this conclusion, that you have given no evidence of any such quality, for it 
is one of the fundamental principles of philosophy that no judgment can be 
rejected simply because of its apparent absurdity. 

On you, therefore, Athena looks with especial tenderness as the only 
possible successors to the mantle of '95. Be not dismayed, then, if she 
offers some few suggestions and criticisms ; for whom the gods love they 

And do ye, gentle Sophomores, and ye, righteous Juniors, if ye think 
my advice but trite, remember that youth is the same to-day, and yesterday, 
and always. 

Ninety-eight, we are very glad to see you advocating the more ex- 
tended use of silver, — but why are you so blue about it? With your corn- 
flower products, it is the very currency you need. 

Why, O '98, does a boating trip after 10 o'clock suddenly lose its at- 
traction just at the moment when your arrangements are all perfected? Did 
you feel, in the quiet of the night, the reproving silence or the somnolent 
sounds of a sleeping '96? 

It seems strange that no one ever thought of having a one-fifth quorum 
before. Yet not so strange either, since it is only natural the mother of 
invention should appear before the invention itself. 

You should not apologize, '98, even though you do forget to take your 
Bible when you call on your Bible instructor. Perhaps she has one of her 

Never use translations, '98 ! It is extremely annoying to your teachers 
to find the books they need themselves removed from the shelves. Music 
Hall is not desirable as a dormitory. No, you are not required to buy 
twelve float tickets. It is not well to make social calls on the Faculty in 
office hours, — even if you can find them then. The class in Analytical 
Mechanics, Geodynamics and Celestial Mechanics is no fit place for Freshmen. 
Tis true, a class listening to a discourse on the nature of infinity may be- 
come so transformed as to be unrecognizable to one of its members, but 
there is no such excuse for your constant intrusion in Koom — . 


You really are a very winning class, '98 ; and when the stern foe bade 
you disperse on that memorable morning, you stood as firm as your ancestors 
at Lexington. The British themselves would have melted when you looked 
up so plaintively, and said, " But it's my president, you know." 

Poor '98 ! Athena sympathizes with your many trials, and, ere I leave 
you, I promise she will do all in her power to prevent members of the Class 
of '95 from further annoying you by sitting in the centre seats at chapel, on 
Sunday morning. 

Mnety-nine, your small numbers make it a matter of great delicacy to 
offer you either advice or criticism. But — bear in mind that " Ontogenetic 
development is a recapitulation of Drylogenetic characteristics," and you 
will see how all my former remarks will apply to you, if not in your present 
embryonic state at least in your later development. 

What a motley company is this to which I am sent ! Scottish High- 
landers, nun and Freshman, " gamb'ling on the green," monk and monkey, 
and here Diana's train of maidens. 

You, Specials, followers of another divinity, Athena is reluctant to 
advise ; but — remember that the Faculty dressing room is a convenient place 
for wraps, much less crowded than the Senior wardrobe ; that horses with 
long ears are called donkeys ; that dresses may be transported easily and 
safely in clothes baskets ! Don't forget that if you feel a little Hayes-y at 
times, you have a compass which will direct }'our homeward steps. And, 
my dear maid, don't let that statue at the first floor centre trouble you even 
if it doesn't quite express your conception of Ruth and Naomi. Rarely do 
we find our ideals exactly expressed in art. 

Now, fair maidens of Diana, be good — to the Faculty, when '95 is gone, 
— if there are any. As you have always done, so continue to lighten their 
load by taking the responsibility of the College on your own willing shoulders. 

All ye who stay behind — if I have said aught to displease or offend, 
remember that ye oft have heard that "the mills of the gods grind," and 
forgive the pious sacrilege of her who wishes you nothing worse than all good. 

Athena calls, — 

Oi%o(iat } ofyo/iai) 
uuy. si U.C. 


(Dance about the Altar.) 

Priestess: Athena has granted thy favor. Now go thy way. 

Suppliant: Yet once more do I implore thine aid. The maidens of 
'95, as they separate, would have some word of inspiration for themselves. 

Priestess: What offering hast thou for this favor? 

Suppliant: Alas ! I have given all. 

Priestess : Is there not something dear to thee which thou canst offer ? 

Suppliant : Must it be dear to me? 

Priestess: Most dear. 

Suppliant: (Hesitates; thinks of her Senior cap ; finally presents it.) 
Be this my sacrifice ! 

(Priestess bur 71s the cap.) 

Chorus : 


Pure-hearted maiden, 
Kneel we before thee ; 
List to thy children, 

Pallas divine. 
Gladly we offer 
Our chiefest treasure 
For thine appearing, 

Pallas divine. 

Come, maiden wisest, 
Wisest and fairest, 
We crave thy presence, 

Pallas divine. 
Dispel, O goddess, 
Mist from our vision, 
That we behold thee, 

Pallas divine. 
( Athena enters.) 


Soft, soft, 
Hush we our voices now ; 

Low, low, 
Toward the green earth we bow. 

See, see, 
Pallas, with earnest brow ; 

Cometh slowly, 

Maiden holy, 

Bright, soft, 
Like to a silver flame; 



Brave, true, 
She doth our reverence claim. 

Lift, lift 
To hers thy drooping eyes ; 
In them a mighty love lies. 
Athena : 

Hast thou, who callest thyself Ninety-five, so little fear of the anciently 
dreaded jealousy of divinities, that thou dost summon here to-day Athena, 
whose festival all Greece once joined to render glorious, — summon her to a 
festival not her own, — a festival we hesitate to call the Seniors' own, since 
your highest authority thought Tree Day sole property of Freshmen ? 

Must ye have summoned me? Was not my messenger, Iris, enough? 
Or, leaving us poor, hard-worked divinities in peace, have four years of 
Bird Talks been in vain, that ye augur nothing from the cries of the 
Wellesley songsters? Ye ruthless moderns, ye have driven away my bird 
of wisdom and his brood, sent by special grace to lodge in your branches ! 
Are ye so uninitiated that ye discern no omen in the crossing of your path 
by many dogs? Was that costly slaughter of fifty bullocks vain? 

Suppliant, no mean sacrifice is thine. Before, thou didst give up the 
relics of thy Sophomore triumph, when, crowned with the laurel, thou didst 
vaunt thy young strength before the world with blare of trumpet, — blowing 
thine own horn, thy maligners said. Thou hast sacrificed thy Psyche wings, 
symbol of thy Junior longing, not for triumphant strength, but for grace 
and beauty. Last, thou hast laid upon my altar, in proof of thy earnestness, 
thy Senior cap, thy greatest gift, marred with many an honorable scar, but 
still the symbol, — can any but a Senior say of what? All-meaning symbol 
of grace, strength, beauty, and how much more ! To many an undergraduate 
mind sole spur to climb higher, still higher. 

For such an offering, for such a suppliant, Athena deems the best she 
has a gift too small. And now she comes fettered in her speech, restricted 
by the commands of the gods in council (not the A. C). In former times, 
your orators poured forth their eloquence in streams of fire. Great moral 
truths they uttered : so profound, we exclaimed at such old heads on such 
young shoulders ; so vast, we wondered how the youngsters climbed so 
high that they could overlook them all. From their heights of experience 
they told you how small was college life, — how dark in the light of their 


bright day ! Would I could emulate them ! But now a stern command is 
issued forth, which even Athena must obey : — 

" Say what else thou wilt, but by our love for Ninety-five, by the love 
we bear the friends of Ninety -five, let nothing tempt thy tongue to an ora- 
tion, lest it come upon thee that thou be called a bore." From such a fate, 
O Zeus, defend us ! 

Athena comes not here to-day with helmet, with shield, with her 
thunderbolts and Gorgon's head. Not to inspire you to warlike deeds 
she comes, for the warriors twelve moons ago left these too narrow fields, 
confident in their world conquest. Athena comes not to urge on the athlete 
to feats of valor in the games. Would that she could inspire a poet ! His 
flower flourisheth not in the soil of Ninety-five, and what grows not naturally 
we do not force. Let Athena come as she was wont in Athens, as the 
patroness of school-children, thine adviser, a refuge long ago denied thee. 

Ninety-five kneels to-day a suppliant at Athena's altar. With dance 
and song, with burning of incense and sacrificial offerings, she makes her 
quest — that old quest made by hundreds before her — for words of wisdom to 
guide her on her journey through that dread, mysterious country called the 
world. She stands closing the door of the past. Back at the past she looks 
with love, — yes, ye scoffers at sentimentality, — with sincere love ; with regret 
that more has not been done to show her love. Could she live her college 
years again, her friendships would have a truer ring, she would tread with 
firmer steps, be guided by a wiser loyalty. But Tree Day is not the time 
for vain regrets ! Ninety-five's gaze is forward, too. Hope for the future is 
victor over fear, but hope is not assurance. For some sure message that 
should show her the pitfalls on the way, the mountains she must climb, the 
mountains she can without cowardice pass around by the pleasant valley 
roads, — for such a guiding voice her offerings have been made. 

Her sisters have started on this selfsame journey but a year apart, so 
that one can never overtake another, but must travel the way alone. Each 
sends back a message of warning and guidance, but on this wonderful journey 
no two travellers see alike the life along the way. What one crosses as a 
perilous stream, another calls a brook. A rosy morning mist may seem the 
grayest fog. A .roaring lion on the path of one may for her sister be trans- 
formed into a lamb. 


Ninety-five, art thou too old, too worldly wise, too modern, to believe 
that at thy birth the fairies hovered round thy cradle ? Is the story too trite 
that one fairy swore to thee his everlasting allegiance? All the fairies 
brought gifts of blessing, but this fairy that is especially thine is Common 
Sense. Do not despise it. To its service thou owest many of thy friends 
in high places. It will go with thee still. An everyday journey is this 
journey of the future, and Common Sense is an everyday companion that 
will stay close by thy side, no will-o'-the-wisp dancing ahead on thy path, 
luring thee on to no end. 

Did Athena promise Ninety-five words of wise advice? Advice thou 
canst receive from all, — nay, have it thrust upon thee. Thou canst throw it 
away and fare as well. Something more tangible Athena promises thee : two 
gifts committed to thy charge, to be guarded as they may prove their worth. 
Homely gifts they are. The first a pair of glasses : not of that rosy kind 
that make bright to the vision the path that may be cruelly rough for the 
feet that tread it ; that make thee grasp a thistle, believing it a rose. They 
are not of that smoky hue that tempers indeed the painful glare of noonday, 
but makes a gloom where the sun is really shining. These magic glasses of 
thine will make thee see things as they are, — in true proportion, in true 
perspective, true in color. Because thou seest that the path is rough thou 
wilt not turn back, but thy feet will be shod to bear the cutting of the stones. 
If thou must, thou wilt grasp the thistle; but it will not hurt thee much, 
because thy grasp will be firm about its thorns. Thou wilt gather the rose, 
and love it because thou knowest it is a rose. 

To know the value of thy second gift, thou must hear something of thy 
sisters already on the journey. This one thou hast known, — of a serious cast 
of mind, her lofty duty as she sees it to reform and elevate this wicked 
world. Green fields are fair, but she cannot stop to love them. For her, the 
serious, the gray, the hard. She cannot travel far, for weariness enforces 
rest. Even now she crawls along so slowly under her weight of burdens she 
fears she may never reach the goal. Yonder stands another, a smile upon 
her lips. Farther along the path, thinks she, there will be plenty to fill her 
pack. Now let it hang empty, that she may move light and free, cross the 
streams with a bound, play with the children of the green fields without its 
galling weight. But she stops too long for play, and along her path lie 


unheeded burdens she must take up, trophies she must win if she accomplishes 
well her journey. 

Look at them, Ninety-five, and point thine own moral. Athena never 
was a preacher. Thy second gift will teach thee what they did not know : 
'tis a pair of scales to teach thee values. Thy weighing master will be that 
same good fairy, Common Sense. They hang now, the scale of life's work and 
the scale of life's play, counterbalanced, in perfect stability. 'Tis for thee 
and thy good fairy to keep them so. Add work, add play, but add in equal 

Dost thou regret thy sacrificial offerings, young Ninety-five ? Judge not 
my gifts till thou hast proved them. Finding them useless, then call 
Athena's gifts a cheat, Athena's self a bore. 

( Priestess exit. ) 

Chorus (Leaving shrine) : 


Again, pure maiden, we lift thee our praises ; 
Its grateful tones each glad voice now raises. 
Thou child of Jove, Athena divine, 
With lingering feet we leave thy shrine. 
Thou givest not the heavy crown, 
The wealth that bows man's spirit down, 
But earnest hearts to know thy will, 
Courage its purpose to fulfil. 
Thou givest strength for the task that is nearest; 
Thou givest wisdom, eyes that see clearest. 
O give us, too, thy friendship dear; 
Now harken, Pallas, maiden fair, 
Athena Akademika. 


O Wellesley, hear our song, 

So loud it rings and long 

For Alma Mater true, 

For silver and for blue! 

We sing her praises ever gladly; 

We love thy sacred walls ; 

We linger in thy halls, 

And leave thee sadly, — 

And leave thee sadly. 


Accept our cornflower blue, 

Our beech tree's silver hue, 

The word of hope we say, 

To guide us on our way, 

And keep us each thy faithful daughter. 

May '98 be strong 

To serve and worship long 

Her Alma Mater, — 

Dear Alma Mater! Amelia M. Ely. 


Geeetlxg, friends and fellow-students ! Do not let these many clubs 
I hear frighten you. They are for defence only. Ninety-eight should be 
well armed to-day, our wise guardian sisters tell us. Valiant attacks are to 
be expected from mighty Ninety-seven. So we obey. AVe would rather 
leave our arms unused, though not through fear, but because we should 
best like to be friends with }*ou all. 

'Twas as pledge of this same friendliness that we chose our tree and our 
flower, bits of happy, healthy beauty, to bring more cheeriuess into the 
world. The silver beech tree to us seems an enchanted sunbeam, with the 
glimmer of its earlier form still clinging about it. As for our sturdy corn- 
flower, look down into its bright little eyes and see if they do not smile 
back at you as though saying, " See how good it is to be alive." From the 
two came, also, our colors, old blue and silver. Blue and silver, we think 
of them, when we think of our motto. " Starward." Upward it means, 
though outward, too, for the stars are to the east and west, as well as in 
the zenith. Starward, upward, light ward, truthward, toward our high 
ideal, which, well we know, will fade, as the light grows stronger, into the 
blue deeps of truth. 

Perhaps you think that, with such a motto, we might better have 
chosen some other costume for to-day. Not so. Had we given you noth- 
ing more whereby to judge us. you had well thought we were dreamers 
only, had well bidden us, "Let the deed shaw."' To the game which we 
shall presently play, we must needs bring just those qualities which will 
best -'let the deed shaw." — concentration, far-sightedness, quick wits and 
keen eyes, clear, ready judgment and regard for the good of those playing 


with us. There is no more chance for good result here than in the world, 
if the player is careless or dreamy, or thinks of herself alone. She must be 
earnest and wide-awake, and play with regard for the game as a whole, not 
for the minute or the one hand only. 

We, as Freshmen, cannot be expected to play very scientifically, per- 
haps. Our older and wiser sisters must forgive our mistakes. A few rules, 
though, we can be trusted to remember. Let them see to it that they do 
as well. We dare to play third hand high, even above mighty Ninety-seven. 
If, though, as in second hand, wisdom bids us wait, we can be patient, also. 
We know the value of our trumps, besides, and that when our partner calls 
for them they should be promptly returned. It is, indeed, because of this 
honored and well-loved partner of ours, our sister Ninety-five, that we feel 
so sure of success in our game to-day. Our other hope lies in the fact that 
Ninety-eight will so well remember which suit is trumps. Clubs, diamonds, 
hearts, and spades we call the four. In the world they are independence, 
talent, love, and diligence. Each has its use. At different times in our 
lives different ones hold chief place. Ninety-eight, with the mighty wis- 
dom of matriculated Freshmen, will not forget that for our college days, 
at least, as for our Tree Day game, it is spade, diligence, that are trumps. 

Frances Hall Rousmaniere. 


Pax Vobiscum I 

Ye packs of cards, ye clubs of joyous maids, 
Who dig for Greek and Latin roots like spades, 
But shine like diamonds in society, 
W ith merry hearts, now gathered 'round your tree, 
Whoe'er you are — queens, crowned kings or jacks, 
To one and all, my salutation, pax! 

By my halidome, this is a strange spectacle, — some witchcraft, or devil's 

work. Why come ye hither thus attired? A quiet brotherhood are we, 

regular in our domestic duties. Our lands and goods are open to relieve 

pi Igrims and pious persons, not bands of worldlings like yourselves. When 

first we welcomed you to this quiet retreat, it was in the hope that you 

would consider knowledge as your chief object, and its enlargement the 


greatest pleasure of your life. TTe had great hopes of you when we heard 
you inquire whether you would be allowed to go to chapel before you knew 
the result of your entrance examinations, and also when you circulated the 
report that no Freshman could obtain her matriculation card unless she had 
done her domestic work faithfully. But by mine order, little have you prof- 
ited by the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses, which have 
been so carefully set before you ; you have turned your back upon the clois- 
ter, and have given yourselves over to waywardness, and the desire of 
worldly delights. Oh ye children of Mammon, the saints have mercy on 
your souls ! Your part is most unseemly and unsuitable. The honor of the 
departed and the weal of the living souls alike forbid such revelry. But 
we must show you some indulgence. Your brains were scarcely capable of 
inventing such a spectacle, and so you have taken a plan originated, fully 
elaborated, but abandoned, b}' your older sisters, the Highland lassies. To 
them be the judgment for wicked thoughts, to you for wicked deeds. 

Grieved would we be with all your fooleries, had you not shown a 
better side of your nature in choosing for the president of your order, and 
for your leader to-day, two who have been among us ab initio, and have had 
the benefit of our uplifting influence for full a twelvemonth before you came 
here. Yea, Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do, and several 
of our number have become victims to your temptations. Yet are there 
many zealous and faithful followers left, '98, as you must have seen when 
you invited one of us to take part in the dance that you are about to give. 
TVist ye what she answered? " Since I am not a member of the order of 
'98, I cannot accept your invitation to take part in the Tree Day dance." 
After this, take warning, cave quid dicis, quando, etcui. 

"With all our goodness, '98, we are not impeccable and infallible per- 
sons, in whose garments of wisdom and virtue no flaw is to be discerned. 
On the contrary, we are quite sensible to our many imperfections. Perhaps 
we sin most gravely in neglecting to abandon the use of meum and tuum. You 
know that, by the rules of the church, we are forbidden calling anything our 
own. TVhen, however, you worldlings, not content with employing the 
hooks in the library wardrobe usually intended for caps and gowns, or with 
filling up the seats in the rhetoric office, in times usually intended for the 
discussion of Junior forensics — when, I say, you lay claim to the goodly 


crew boat which we have purchased at so great a self-denial, we don't exactly 
call the boat our own, but we think that perhaps we are being imposed upon. 

But marry, foolish idlers, you are but infants yet, and plainly more at 
home in the nursery than in the class meeting. We do not wonder that 
you thought the gavel which we gave you a rattle, for not so soon could you 
put away the memory of your dearest plaything ; and then (to speak ex 
cathedra) you were so rattled. If, however, you continue to keep order 
with a shoehorn instead of that instrument, we shall feel quite hopeless of 
ever bringing you to a state of maturity. 

Speaking of the rattle reminds me of that memorable evening when you 
chose your president. You have inaugurated a new custom by cheering for 
your candidate before you have elected her president. This is a very novel 
idea, we admit, and another year we will profit by our experience, and not 
offer our congratulations until a stated period after the cheering has ceased. 

Quid nunc? Apropos of class meetings in general, and Tree Day meet- 
ings in particular, our goodly body would offer you, both for your own 
welfare and ne quid detrimenti alma mater capiat, four practical rules for 
carrying on a Tree Day campaign. 

Primo. — Since you are old enough now to put away your playthings 
when you have finished with them, we would urge you not to leave your 
ballots on the table after your class meeting. The loving hands which care 
for the gymnasium are not always those of '98. Pericidum est impublico. 

Secundo. — Do not try too hard to be diplomatic. Know ye not that 
Veritas omnia vincit? When you scatter fir branches in our rooms and 
affect embarrassment, and when you keep your leaders constant^ supplied 
with mignonette, you only assure us that these two articles form no part of 
your Tree Day choosing. 

Tertio. — Never again be afraid of changing your plans if you are able 
to conceive better ones. We think your present colors, blue and silver, 
very much prettier than those you wanted first, blue and gold; and we hope 
that again when you want a change, you will bring it about more peaceably. 
You will never get " starward," I opine, if you cannot keep your self- 
control. Doubtless, however, you never expect to attain those heights, and 
so you have chosen your colors, blue and silver, in order to have your 
little twinkle here below. 


Quarto et deinde. — If, in order to have your Tree Day plans made 
known, you choose the method of leaving the diagrams in the Gertrude 
Library, and the songs on the table outside the dining room, we would 
offer the suggestion that you write them neatly, and in ink, in order to save 
us the trouble of having to puzzle them out. 

But let me to my most needful task for which I am come hither. I am 
not sent to be a watch or a check upon your idle follies, for that were quite 
impossible. Our influence in this casual world becomes less powerful as the 
stream of years passeth on. Little have we gained by our visit here, saving 
the certainty that scoffers are busy among us with more than usual activity, 
leading astray the first and fairest of the flock. Heu pietas! lieu prisca 

Even so ! even so ! Although you seem to profit little by our best 
advice, we grant you our forgiveness, and prove our love to you by giving 
you the choicest treasure in our store, — by no means because you have not 
spades enough, but because this is a sort of which we think you have sore 
need. For the past year it has been most serviceable to us. It helped us 
to dig constantly and assiduously until we have attained the depths of 
knowledge for which our fame is blown through all the earth. Now that 
we are to part with this instrument forever, we know you will grant us 
pardon, '98, if we have given you a few parting digs. Don't think that I 
have been demoralized by your presence enough to become a joker ; forgive 
me if I have been too severe. Absil invidia. To my poor thinking, we 
love you full much, more than it is meet for us to love such worldlings. Our 
hearts are always open to advise you and to help you in every good work. 
As long as you remain with us we grant you our shelter and protection. 

Farewell, '98. Benedicite* 

Helen M. Gordon, '97. 


Most wisely have you spoken, reverend father, but I have listened in 
vain for a familiar phrase. So often did I hear it when first I entered 
these sacred precincts, that I turned to one who looked as if she " knew it 
all," and asked, "What does it mean, 'Let the deed shaw?'" She cast 


upon me a glance of pity, and said : " ' Let the deed shaw ' is the motto of 
great '97, — the watchword by which they live. So far it has shown them 
to be the finest, most all-round class the College has ever seen." "You 
know them well?" I asked; and I met her scornful glance as she replied, 
"I am a member of '97!" She walked away, and I stood thinking. A 
first-floor room in the Main Building is a good place for observation, yet I 
felt that I had missed something. These "deeds" that had borne such 
mighty fruit, — what were they? A voice seemed to whisper, " The athletic 
field." But let us not dwell on that; it is too sad, too pitiful ! And yet 
how well you carried out your motto, '97, " Let the deed shaw." Again I 
mused. There was the night of our first class meeting, when, by some 
miracle, a group of innocent Freshmen escaped uninjured from the shower 
of broken glass by which you, '97, showed your interest in our affairs. 
And, by the way, that window is not mended yet. On that same eventful 
evening you could not understand why we would not admit your president 
to congratulate us before our candidates were even nominated. Does '97 
possess a murderous spirit, and a mind devoid of reason? " Let the deed 
shaw." Once we feared for your health. It was that cold afternoon, with 
a stiff northeast wind, when you were going to play the Freshman basket-ball 
team. Half an hour before the game was called, you decided it was too hot 
to play. Did you enjoy the tonic we sent you? This last act of yours is 
the most surprising of them all, — this appearance as monks and nuns. Is it 
a reproach for our seeming levity, or are you really tired of the world, tired 
of its failures and follies? Do you sigh for a land where class meetings 
and athletic fields shall be no more ? Do not leave us yet ! Stay, if only 
to carry on your good work of guiding an ignorant Freshman through a 
treacherous world. Thank you so much for all your good advice. We 
should be especially grateful for any hints about constitutions, quorums, 
etc., for we know you speak from sad and bitter experience. How much 
you might have been spared, if you had amended your constitution before 
you adopted it ! You may be interested to know that our little scheme of 
"letting four fifths of the class sit comfortably at home while the other fifth 
transacts the important business," is working beautifully. 

We have not yet found it necessary to ask the Sophomores to help 
swell the ranks. But you have one good quality, '97, — you can keep a 


secret. That affair of the boat launching was simply perfect ! Perhaps 
some classes would have preferred that all of their own members should 
know about it; but that is your concern. One of your officers proved, last 
year, that you had the secretive power. Don't } r ou remember how she 
absolutely refused to tell your symbols to the " Legenda" Board? To be 
sure, it was customary to tell them to that august body, and all the preced- 
ing classes had done so ; but '97 is an exceptional class. And that makes 
me think to tell you how much obliged we are for your assistance in pub- 
lishing our tree, flower, etc. It is such a relief to be spared announcing 
them ourselves. But sometimes even you make mistakes, as you see in 
to-day's revelations. And what did the sun reveal as it fell on the clothes- 
line at Fiske this morning? Was it not a mistake made by some of the 
Sophomores last night? Before I forget it, '98 wishes to tender to you, 
dear '97, the most earnest sympathy on account of your tree. The ever- 
green seems to have turned into "the sere and yellow leaf"; but do not 
despair ! Perhaps some morning you may wake to find it as good as new. 
Who knows what wonders may transpire in a night? Do you, '97? Speak- 
ing of trees reminds me again of this spade which I hold in my hand. You 
see how firmly I cling to the handle ? It is very sad when a spade suddenly 
vanishes as if by magic, don't you think so, '97 ? even if it is returned 
during vacation. Just think how we should have felt if it had not come back 
in time for our Tree Day ! But it is here and we accept it gratefully. Per- 
haps, as we use it to dig the roots of knowledge, we shall come to a wiser 
understanding of the things that be; and as we, too, struggle to " let the 
deed shaw," '97 will lead her little sister " starvvard." 

Amelia M. Ely. 



The last of the college months is undeniably the busiest and happiest of 
the year. To the eager Freshman who reluctantly admits at times, during 
the fall and winter terms, that she cannot feel as much class and college 
spirit as she had expected, the coming of the spring term and the first Tree 
Day and Float bring a strange new sense of loyalty, and a gladness, half 
unexpressed, that she is not of '95, and that for her, Wellesley is just 

The Sophomore attitude toward the festivities of the month, has inter- 
ested the editor much as she has passed among them on her weary " search 
after knowledge." A little less enthusiasm than a year ago, a touch of the 
air of studied indifference, which hesitates to express quite all which it feels, 
a faint suggestion, possibly, of Tree Day vows and the turning away from 
the frivolities of youth, — these are some of the elements which pervade 
the atmosphere of June. 

For the "Jolly Junior" — for the writer knows that she is jolly, in spite 
of the imputations which her elder sisters have playfully given her — the 
clouds break perceptibly with the approach of the rare days of June. In 
very truth, her brief-year is ended ; and although Senior dignities are about 
to descend upon her, she is full of the spirit of frolic. Not even her sorry 
"lack of individuality" can make her serious now. She takes this new 
thrust cheerfully, toasts it, serenades it, sacrifices it upon the funeral pile. 
In all things she is her " ain sel'" — modest, genial, and gay. 

The sweep of the Senior gown across the campus during Commence- 
ment Week is full of suggestion. If one could know the nature of the 


emotions which the black robes cover, one might be surprised. It happened 
to the editor the other day to meet a dignified wearer of cap and gown, 
whose face bore such visible signs of sadness and anxiety, that she was 
touched in spite of herself. " What's the matter?" she said, sympathetic- 
ally. " Do you feel so badly because you are so nearly through?" "No," 
was the troubled reply, " it isn't that; but I can't begin to get my things 
into four trunks, and I can't decide what to throw away." Practical '95 ! 
That there is another than the thoroughly practical side, however, the 


present writer dares conjecture from a study of the faces on the last morning 
of chapel — the morning when everybody comes. 

Toward all, our wishes for a restful summer are heartfelt and sincere. 
Toward all, as well, we look for co-operation in the Magazine work of the 
coming year. To the Seniors, who say, when asked the time-worn question, 
"What are you going to do next year?" that they are going to stay at 
home and be " nice to the family," we turn with peculiar interest. From 
our knowledge of them, we believe this to indicate that a time is near at 
hand when they will not be overworked, and that we may hope for free con- 
tributions from them. 

To those who are to return among us, we would make an especially 
earnest plea. The Magazine must stand to the outside world for the literary 
work of the College. It is a matter of pride with us that our standard is a 
high one. But it is only through individual effort that we can keep it so. 
We therefore ask for a generous response to the needs of the Magazine in its 
various departments — the short story, the light essay, verse, and the Free 


It has seemed wise to the Editorial Boards of '95 and '96 to suggest 
a few radical changes in the Constitution of the Wellesley Magazine. 
The purpose in so doing has been to broaden the interest in the Magazine 
by the possible election of literary editors outside of the Junior Class, and 
to place the publication upon a firmer working basis by making some tech- 
nical changes. These amendments have been accepted by a mass meeting 
of the students, and approved by the Academic Council. Important changes 
and additions are indicated by italics in the following cop}' of the present 
Constitution : — 

As approved by the Academic Council and the Students. 

The name of this periodical shall be the Wellesley Magazine. 


It shall be issued once a month from October to June inclusive. 



Section I. The Board shall consist of ten members : an editor in chief, an associate 
editor, six additional editors, a managing editor, and an assistant managing editor.* 

Sect. II. Of these editors, the editor in chief, the associate editor, managing editor, 
assistant managing editor, and two literary editors shall be elected from the Junior Class; 
one literary editor from the Special Organization; one from the Alumnre; and the two remain- 
ing literary editors from the Junior, Sophomore, or Special Organization.* 

Sect. III. The editor in chief, associate editor, managing editor, assistant managing 
editor, and two literary editors shall be elected during the winter term by the Junior Class; 
the special editor, in June, by the Special Organization; the alumnae editor, in June, by the 
Alumnse Association ; all these, with the exception of the alumnre editor, to be elected from 
nominations made by the Editorial Board. The number of nominations shall exceed the 
number of offices to be filled by as many as the Editorial Board shall see fit. If the organiza- 
tion shall refuse to elect from the nominations made, additional nominations shall be sub- 
mitted until all the editors are elected. The remaining editors shall be elected 'immediately 
after the election of the Junior members, by the joint vote of these members and the outgoing 

Sect. IV. If vacancies shall occur in the Editorial Board after the beginning of the 
spring term, the Board shall have power to fill all positions except that of editor in chief. 
A new editor in chief shall be elected by the class of which the former editor in chief was a 

Sect. V. The duties of the editors, with the exception of the managing, special, and 
alumna; editors, shall begin with the preparation of the April number of the magazine. The 
duties of the managing, special, and alumna; editors shall begin with the preparation of the 
October number. 

Sect. VI. The editor in chief shall be ex officio chairman of the Editorial Board. At 
all joint meetings of the two Boards the editor in chief of the outgoing Board shall preside. 
The managing editors elect shall be entitled to vote at all joint meetings of the two Boards, 
but shall not be considered active members of the incoming Board until the opening of the next 
college year. 


Each Magazine shall contain, as a rule, in addition to literary matter furnished by the 
editors, a leading article furnished by a member of the Faculty or by an alumna, such arti- 
cles contributed by members of the College as are deemed suitable by the editors, editorials 
on subjects of college interest, college and alumnse notes, and book reviews. 


Section I. The price of the Wellesley Magazine shall be two dollars ($2.00) for 
one year. The price for single copies shall be twenty-five cents ($0.25). 

Sect. II. The fiscal year shall be from September to June. 

Sect. III. The profits of the fiscal year shall be at the disposal of the Editorial Board 
of the college class to which the managing editors belong. 

* To go into effect with the election of the '97 Board. 
t To go into effect with the election of the '07 Board. 


Sect. IV. The accounts of the managing editors for each year shall be audited by some 
person outside of the Board ; the auditor to be chosen by the Editorial Board of the college 
class to lohich the managing editors belong. 

The constitution of the Wellesley Magazine may he amended by a vote, subject to 
the approval of the Academic Council, of a majority of the students present at a mass meeting, 
notice of the amendment and meeting to be given in the following manner: — 

The proposed amendment shall be posted in writing on the bulletin boards of the four 
regular classes and of the Special Organization ten days before it may be acted upon; and 
notice of the mass meeting at which it is to be voted upon shall be given in chapel and 
posted upon the before-mentioned bulletin boards three da3 T s before the meeting shall be held. 

Mary Hollands McLean, '96, 
Mary Grace Caldwell, '95, 
Elizabeth Allison Stark, 95, 

Committee on Amendments. 


I have just been looking over a fifteen-year-old article on TVellesley, in 
which we are told that "the ruder and more barbaric" aspects of college 
life are absent here; that we have no Glee Clubs, no rowing regattas, no 
ball games, no cliques, no secret societies, no class rivalries and jealousies, 
no hazing. Truly the world moves — in some direction — even though we 
have not yet completed the orbit here described. The Wellesley girl of 
to-day congratulates herself that she did not enter college fifteen, or ten, or 
five years ago ; while the alumna of several years' standing looks on doubt- 
fully, and asks whether this is really a matter for congratulation. For the 
real changes reach far deeper than Glee Clubs. No one can have observed 
the college life for a decade without seeing a great change in the college 

© good 

spirit ; a change upon which the alumnae often look with grave apprehension. 
But are the changes really so great as they seem? I doubt it. The 
rosy haze through which we look at the years when we were college 
students, may perhaps obscure some of the prosaic aspects of the older 
time. I sometimes believe that the alumna? think of the college life of 
their day much as the ministers think of Wellesley when they look down 
row after row of white-robed figures on the morning of a June Sunday. 
After all, human nature was human nature then, and the millennium has 
never been quite at our door. 


There is another reason why the differences seem greater than they are. 
The Wellesley student of ten years ago idealized the Wellesley in which she 
was actually living as her sister does not. She did not think the College 
perfect ; she even grumbled to an extent that she has perhaps forgotten ; 
but on the whole Wellesley was to her, within no less than without, the 
College Beautiful. 

"Just that," say the alumnae, "is itself the change that startles us." 
" Would you have us close our eyes to facts?" retorts the undergraduate. 
Idealism and realism, here as everywhere. Yet the student of the present 
day misrepresents herself when she speaks in this fashion. She does love 
the College, she does believe in it ; but the ideal Wellesley is too often for 
her in the future, as it is for the alumna in the past. Both would be right 
if they would add their beliefs together, and complete the sum by a belief in 
-the living present. Cannot we all, faculty and students and alumnae, 
remember that the ideal is not at all unless it is working itself out yester- 
day, and to-day, and forever? 

M. S. C. 

In our class meetings and mass meetings at college, we were always 
confronted by one great difficulty : the majority of the students took no indi- 
vidual interest in the subject of the meetings ; they voted " as the rest did," 
while the brunt of the work in hand rested, willingly or unwillingly on their 
part, upon a very few of the students. 

Now, after seven months' contact with the larger world, I find the same 
thing to be true : men, as a rule, seem to take no active interest in politics, 
business, or life, beyond their own narrow limits ; women spend more time 
in discussing the latest style or the freshest gossip, than in trying to grasp 
the problem of government, though the latter declare emphatically that they 
want the ballot. Men vote a party ticket, without regard as to whether 
their candidate is a good or a bad man for the position, or they remain out 
of politics entirely because they are so corrupt. 

Lest these remarks seem too severe, I will say that my experience has 
been gained through teaching in a town where the college man or woman is 
a novelty, and college influence at a minimum ; where, nevertheless, a peti- 
tion to strike the word "male" from the Constitution is unanimously sup- 
ported, while the interest in education is alarmingly slight. 


Yet it is in towns of this character that many of us must do our work. 
It is in these towns that it is most necessary to arouse a greater and more 
intelligent interest in the affairs of our time. The girl who while in college 
devotes her entire time to the study of the past, is not the one who will or 
can do this. Nor will it be the girl who is content to attend a class meet- 
ing and not take her part, through bashfulness or lack of preparation ; much 
less the one who does not go at all. 

We hear much of what woman can accomplish ; we are told that to her 
is given the task of reforming politics — through the ballot. But it is by no 
means necessary to wait for the ballot. If men have failed in government, 
as I have heard some admit, I believe it is for no other reason than because 
they as individuals have failed to look earnestly into the subject, and put 
their views in practice. It is just as easy, and easier, in fact, for women to 
fail in the same way. It is the easiest thing in the world to let pass that 
which does not concern us personally. 

Study and much knowledge are good in themselves, but for real 
usefulness they need combining with a general wide-awakeness for our own 
times, if we would destroy the idea of a college girl as given in a " Bachelor 
Maid" and " La Belle Helene " ; if we would do real good in the world. 

Long before the suffrage question and the " new woman," came Paul's 
advice to his followers, " Look not every man on his own things, but every 
man also on the things of others." That is the highest ideal a college 
woman can well have; on that principle she may win honor for her Alma 
Mater in a broad or narrow field. 

Mabel C. Dodge, '94. 

The Wellesley student who has been scientifically trained in observa- 
tion, may have noticed that the first two alcoves and corresponding 
galleries of the library lack something of that brightness which com- 
monly accompanies a summer noon. The same student, if her training 
in science has been in part due to Chemistry II., would remember that 
for many years a large part of the Freshman and Sophomore classes have 
spent a goodly portion of their precious hours in manufacturing gases of 
various kinds. She will further recollect that more than two thirds of those 
gases burn ; and in burning give light. Why, then, should this supply be 


wasted when the need is so grievous ? The gas could be conducted with 
directness, and by a slight rearrangement of laboratory periods, could be 
kept steadily on hand. J. P., '96. 


We college girls are too youthful to pose as moralists. Life has not 
taught us its deep lessons, experience has not widened our vision. We look 
at subjects through eyes narrowed by convention, blinded by prejudice. A 
glance over the editorials in the various college periodicals is sufficient proof 
of this. We feel that some downy youth, with mouth properly dropping at 
the corners, has essayed to don the preacher's robe. We can catch a 
glimpse of his boyish jacket between its white folds ; we see his frown 
involuntarily change to a mirthful smile. Conventionalities flow easily from 
his pen. In them we find not the stamp of thought, of experience. Let us 
live, let us learn, before we dare to take upon ourselves the responsibility of 
a teacher. J., '95. 


A dainty new periodical of an original sort comes to us this month. It is 
not the less interesting because it is not a college publication ; indeed, all 
who love art in literature must find it charming. The tiny folio is entitled 
" The Bibelot : a Reprint of Poetry and Prose, chosen in part from scarce 
editions and sources not generally known." The editor aims to give his 
readers glimpses of the noble and the beautiful in the works of such authors 
as are not easily accessible to most students, and to increase the knowledge 
and appreciation of literary form. The first numbers contain the lyrics of 
Blake, Francois Villon's " Ballades," "Medieval Latin Student Songs," and 
"Fragments from Sappho." The June issue is devoted to "Sonnets on 
English Dramatic Poets." We take great pleasure in recommending to the 
readers of our own Magazine this new monthly, which promises to offer a 
series of prose and verse studies selected by a taste at once discriminating 
and catholic. 

The gladness of summer is in the exchanges of May and June. Perhaps it 
is this very spirit of anticipatory glee which makes the " solid essay" lacking 
in both cpaantity and quality. Most of the serious articles are upon well- 


worn subjects, and are grievously suggestive of the class-room exercise. 
Some bright exceptions to this rule are furnished by the well-written com- 
parison between the short essay and the sonnet in the Mount Holyoke for 
May; by the "Personality of Gladstone" in the Yale Literary Magazine 
for the same month ; and by the " Progress of Science " in the University of 
Virginia Magazine for June. Especially worthy of mention is the bright 
exposition upon "physical chemistry," entitled "Scientific Pastures New," 
in the Bryn Maivr Lantern for June. 

Apparently this is the heyday of the college story. The magazines are 
running over with them, and they are good ones, for the most part. We 
have the usual thrillingly impossible type upon such convenient topics as 
ghosts, Indians, and the sea. Contrasted with these are certain quaint tales 
of Puritan life. The most noticeable are : " In our Early Days," a Harvard 
story of the time of King Philip's War, in the Advocate; and " Alice Putnam," 
a graceful romance of Salem witchcraft, in the Yale Literary Magazine. 
" The Professor's Love Story," in the Yale Courant of June 18th, is also to 
be mentioned. The brightest story of the month is " Bathos and Blue 
Ribbon," which is one of the many attractions of the Bryn Mawr Lantern 
for June. It is to be highly commended for its fresh gaiety of spirit and 
thoroughly lifelike dialogue. 

Unhappily, the verse of the month has been too much affected by the 
" soote season," for, in most cases, the college singer has degenerated into 
the spring poet, and his productions consist largely of enumerations of the 
features of rural scenery. There are, also, some attempts at metrical transla- 
tion. We give the most musical of these with our other clippings : — 




When hands we clasp before we part, 

Then well with shuddering grief M r e prove 
How deep from all our life and heart, 

How true and strong, has been our love. 

Then trembling griefs the spirit rend, 

Such as ere this we scarce have known, 
As if all joy were at an end 

With these sad hours forever flown. 


The sunshine of the past again 
Shines through our tears of parting sore, 

And all our love and all our pain 
In wondrous longing flame once more. 

The distance lies in sunny light, 

The springtime goes o'er every way, 
But I approach in gloomy night 

The dawning of another day. 


How harshly for mankind ordained it seemeth 

That with the roses thorns must also grow, 
And what the sad heart longeth for and dreameth, 

Should have an end, and parting undergo. 
In thy sweet eyes I once have read confessing, 

A gleam of love and joy came thence to me: — 
God keep thee, love! — it was too dear a blessing! 

God keep thee, love ! — such bliss could never be ! 

Grief, envy, hate on me have spent their powers, 

A weary wanderer, sad and tempest-tried; 
I dreamed of quiet then, and peaceful hours, 

Led by the way that brought me to thy side. 
In thine embrace I would have joyed possessing, 

And gratefully have given my life to thee: — 
God keep thee, love! — it was too dear a blessing! 

God keep thee, love! — such bliss could never be! 

The clouds drive by, the wind through branches howling, 

A rainstorm over field and forest flies ; 
For our farewell the fitting weather, scowling, 

Dark as the sky the world before me lies. 
But be the future pleasing or distressing, 

Thou slender maid, in truth I think on thee: — 
God keep thee, love! — it was too dear a blessing! 

God keep thee, love ! — such bliss could never be ! 

— Harvard Advocate. 


Before the dawn the wind talks low 

Among those clustered oaks, — and slow 
They shake responsive murmurs down 
The meadows dim, — the misty brown, 

Wet grasses tremble as they go. 

Hillward some tender breathings blow 

Of violets beneath the snow; 

— Some presages my waiting crown 
Before the dawn. 


As in the east gray glimmers grow, 
The strange, still harmonies that flow 
Into my listening heart shall drown 
These shadow-doubts, as will the sun 
Those tiny herald clouds, that go 
Before the dawn. 

— University of Chicago Weekly. 


A world of sky-blue sea and sea-blue sky; 

Gulls wheeling, crying up the crystal air; 
A broken figure-head slow drifting by, — 

Death's very self in such a world is fair. 

— Bryn Mawr Lantern. 


I thought I said, " I will go find anew 

The gladness that forsook me yesterday." 

And so, through many a weary, tangled way, 
I wandered lonely, seeking where she flew, 
Till, after many days, her form I knew 

Far off, and wand'ring in the paths astray; 

But all her shining robes were changed for gray, 
And, stead of flowers, her head was crowned with rue. 

But I made haste to come to her, and cried 

That she should stay. And all my heart was glad 

To think how soon my pain should find relief. 
And in a little while I won her side, 
But she was grown unutterably sad 

And ev'n her very name was changed to grief. 

— University Cynic. 


Sleep, my little one, sleep, my sweet: 
Out in the garden, beneath thy feet, 
Drifts of pale perfume, the rose petals lie; 
Golden-eyed stars cluster fast in the sky. 

There on my breast, 

Slumber and rest, 
While the convolvulus sleeps by the wall. 

Life and its mysteries thou hast not learned, 
Since thy fair face to this gay world was turned ; 
Or, is it true, what some poet once guessed, 
God's chosen secrets to thee are known best? 

Yet shall no power 

Harm thee, my flower; 
The dear little dream god safe hold thee in thrall. 

— Cornell Era. 



Princeton Stories, by Jesse Lynch Williams. Chas. Scribner's Sons, 
New York. Cloth, $1.00. 

Webster's Speech on Bunker Hill Monument, with preface, introduction, 
and notes by A. J. George, A.M. D. C. Heath & Co., Boston. Boards, 
20 cents. 

Burke on Conciliation with America, with introduction and notes by A. 
J. George, A.M. D. C. Heath & Co., Boston. Boards, 30 cents. 

Poems of Herrick, edited by Dr. Edward Everett Hale. Ginn & Co., 
Boston. Mailing price, $1.00. 

Sonya Kovalevsky ; translated from the Russian by Isabel F. Hapgood. 
New York Century Co. 

JFrye's Complete Geography. Ginn & Co., Boston. Price, $1.55. 


A regular programme meeting of the Shakespeare Society was held in 
May. The subject of the meeting was Romeo and Juliet. The following 
programme was given : — 

Shakespeare News ..... Elizabeth Snyder. 
Light and Shadow : A Study of Scenes . Mary McLean. 

Dramatic Representation : Act II. Scene V. 

The Love Story of Romeo and Juliet . . Constance Emerson. 

Dramatic Representation : Act II. Scene II. 

On Wednesday, May 29, the Shakespeare Society elected the following 
officers for the next year: Lucy Constance Emerson, President; Virginia 
Sherwood, Vice President ; Florence Painter, Recording Secretary ; Carlotta 
Swett, Corresponding Secretary ; Mabel Wells, Treasurer. 


A regular programme meeting of Society Zeta Alpha was held May 4 in 
Society Hall. The subject of the meeting was New York, and the following 
programme was given : — 

Knickerbocker New York . . . Edith A. Howland, '97. 

The Dividing Line .... Florence T. Forbes, '95. 

The Evils of Tenement-House Life : Their 

Remedies ..... Grace L. Addeman, '95. 

Jufrow Van Steen : A Farce, Clara Willis and Augusta Blan chard. 

At a meeting of Society Zeta Alpha, held June 15, Miss Margaret 
Henry was initiated into the Society. After the initiation ceremony the 
officers for next year were installed. They were : Emily H. Brown, Presi- 
dent ; Mary Hefferan, Vice President ; Martha H. Shackford, Recording 
Secretary ; Augusta H. Blanchard, Corresponding Secretary ; Mary Mont- 
gomery, Treasurer ; Helen Gordon, First Marshal ; Floyd Smith, Second 
Marshal. Misses M. K. Conyngton, Helen Drake, Helen Blakeslee, Marion 
Canfield and Cora Stewart were present at the meeting. 

At a meeting of Phi Sigma held Saturday, May 18, the following 
programme was given : — 

Dante's Ascent of the Mount of Expiation . Julia Lyman. 

Dante's Angels ...... Lilian Brandt. 

Song ...... Josephine Batchelder. 

Analogy between the Purgatorio and Human 

Life ....... Josephine Holley. 

Music ....... Martha Dalzell. 

The Artistic Elements in the Purgatorio . Mabel Davison. 

Miss Bailey, '91, Miss Goddard, '92, Miss Lance, '92, Miss Longley, 
'94, and Miss Stanwood, '94, were present. Miss Mary W. Dewson was 
initiated into the Society. 

At a programme meeting of Phi Sigma, Saturday evening, June 8, the 
following programme was given : — 

Dante's Attainment of the Beatific Vision . Emily Baxter. 

Dante's Symbolism ..... Gertrude Cushing. 
Music Martha Dalzell. 



Mary Lauderburn. 
Emily Baxter. 

Dante's Place in Literature . 

Dante in Art ..... 

Tableau : Dante's Dream. 

Miss Emily Shultz, '94, was present. 

The installation meeting of Phi Sigma was held May 18 in Society Hall. 
The following officers were installed : Julia H. Lyman, President ; Alice 
Schouler, Vice President ; Abbie Paige, Recording Secretary ; Theresa Hunt- 
ington, Corresponding Secretary ; Florence Foley, Treasurer ; Martha Dalzell 
and Grace Ball, Marshals. 

At the last regular meeting of the Agora the following programme was 

Impromptu speeches. 

1. Defeat of the Anti-Socialist Bill in the Reichstag, Mary Prior. 

2. Decision of the Supreme Court in Regard to the Income Tax. 

Helena De Cou and Joanna Parker. 

3. Affairs in Armenia . . Mary Haskell and Miriam Hathaway. 
Prepared speeches. 

I. The Poor, Sick, and Infirm . . . Martha Waterman. 

II. Is it Feasible to Separate National Parties from Municipal Politics ? 

Joanna Parker. 
A general discussion on the following questions ensued : — 

1 . Should there be two houses in the City Council ? 

2. Should the Mayor or the City Council have the preponderance of 

3. Should the general policy be to elect or to appoint to office? 

4. What do Good Government Clubs, Municipal Leagues, etc., do? 

5. How is the citizen of the lower class to be educated politically? 
The following officers have been elected for the year 1895-96 : — 
President ....... Louise McNair, '95. 

Vice President . 
Recording Secretary . 
Corresponding Secretary 
Treasurer . 

Mary Haskell, '97. 

Belinda Bogardus, '96. 

Miriam Hathaway, '97. 

. Gertrude Devol, '97. 


Sergeant-at-Arms ..... Julia Colles, '97. 

C Joanna Parker, '96. 

Executive Committee . . . < Carrie Davis, '97. 

( Katharine Fackenthal, '95. 

June 18 the society spent a delightful evening with Miss Coman. 
Miss Mary Leavens, '97, has been received into the society. 

At the open meeting of the Classical Society, on Saturday evening, 
May 25, the following programme was given : — 
Plautus, the Comedian. 

I. Introductory Talk. 

Plautus : his Personality and Work . . Julia D. Randall. 

II. Scenes from the Comedies. 

a. The Soliloquy of Gripus . . (Rudens ; Act IV. Scene V. ) 

Grace B. Townsend. 

b. The Bewitched Estate . 
Philto .... 
Stasimus .... 

c. The Return of Theuropides 

Tranio .... 


(Trinummus ; Act II. Scene IV. 

. Helen J. Stimpson. 

Mabel F. Rand. 

(Mostellaria ; Act II. Scene II.) 

Elizabeth Haynes. 

Florence E. Hastings. 

Irene Kahn. 

At a social meeting of the Classical Society on the evening of June 15, 
Dr. Webster, Miss Isabel Thyng, '97, Miss Ethelyn Price, '97, and Miss 
Anna Barnard, '97, were initiated into the society. 

On Monday afternoon, June 17, Miss Peck entertained the society at 
Wellesley HiUs. 

A regular programme meeting of Tau Zeta Epsilon was held Saturday, 
June 8. The subject of the meeting was Modern English Art. The follow- 
ing programme was given : — 

The Work of Sir Frederick Leighton . . . Edith Meade. 

The Work of Laurenz Alma-Tadema . . Grace Dennison. 

Music ........ Lula Holden. 

The Work of Marine Art in England . . . Elfie Graff. 



On Monday evening, April 29, Miss Bates gave a reception to Miss 
Scudder, in the Faculty parlor. The members of Phi Sigma were invited 
to help entertain. 

Mrs. McLaughlin lectured in the chapel Monday evening, April 29. 

Saturday evening, May 4, the Class of '96 elected Miss Elva H. Young 
as Senior president. 

The elocution department gave a Holmes reading in the chapel 
Saturday afternoon, May 4. 

The Beethoven String Quartette gave a delightful concert in the chapel 
Saturday evening, May 4. 

Rev. Mr. Park preached in the chapel Sunday, May 5. 

Miss Louise Brown, '92, and Miss Helen Blakeslee, '95, spent Sunday, 
May 5, at College. 

Monday, May 6, Miss Denio gave a reception in the Art Building, in 
honor of Rev. and Mrs. Fred. K. Allen, of Boston. At the same time the 
societies Phi Sigma and Zeta Alpha received their friends in Society Hall. 
The hall was beautifully decorated with ferns and flowers. Soon after the 
arrival of the guests, dancing began in Elocution Hall. 

Monday night, Rev. Fred. K. Allen lectured on Life in the German 
Studios. The lecture was especially interesting, because Mr. Allen spoke 
largely from personal experience. 

Monday afternoon, May 13, the delightful custom of entertaining in 
the Boathouse was ushered in by Misses Peale, Addeman, Augsbury, and 
Underwood,' who gave a most enjoyable dance. 

On Tuesday, May 14, drawing for rooms began. 

Miss Mary Conyngton, '94, and Miss Anna Tomlinson, '93, were at 
college Thursday, May 16. 

Miss Alice Newman returned from a winter in California, May 15. 


Saturday, May 18, President Hyde of Bowdoin, and President 
Walker of the Institute of Technology, visited the College. 

Saturday afternoon, May 18, Mrs. Sidney Lanier gave a most enjoya- 
ble reading, selections being chosen from her husband's works. 

Saturday night, May 18, a most unique social event occurred. A 
Blanket Wrapper Party was given in the Main Building. All guests 
were supposed to conform to the prescribed method of dress, a blanket 
wrapper and braided hair. The refreshments were equally novel. 

On Monday afternoon, May 20, the members of Society Tau Zeta 
Epsilon, gave a most delightful reception in the gymnasium. 

Monday night, May 20, the Beacon Male Quartette of Boston gave a 

Miss Howard, the first President of Wellesley, visited the College 
Thursday, May 23. She was received with cheers and glad greetings 

Thursday night, May 23, Mr. Percy Alden, of Mansfield House, London, 
lectured on the work at Mansfield House. Mr. Alden is the foremost Uni- 
versity Settlement man in the world, and his lecture was most interesting and 

Miss Minnie Miller, formerly of the Class of '97, sailed Wednesday, 
May 29, for Germany, where she expects to spend a year in the study of 

The '95 "Legendas" were put on sale Monday, May 27. Their plan is 
very original, and the interest they caused was shown by the rapid sale which 

On Monday afternoon, May 27, the Class of '96 entertained the Class 
of '97 in the Boathouse. The chief feature of the afternoon was the Slay- 
pole dance, given by twelve of the Juniors in the rotunda of the Boathouse. 

Monday night, May 27, the Glee and Banjo Club concert was given. 

The Seniors of Stone Hall gave a dance Wednesday night, May 29. 


The 30th of May the College welcomed as a holiday. 

MissDenio, with a party of eight young ladies, sailed June 1 to Europe, 
for a summer tour. 

Mrs. Alice Freeman Palmer visited the College, Saturday, June 1. 

Monday, June 3, the Shakespeare Society gave the "Winter's Tale." 

Monday night, June 3, a concert was given by the Beethoven Society, 
assisted by Mr. Wulf Fries and Miss Marjorie Spaulding. 

Sunday, June 9, the Rev. Mr. Rousmaniere, of New Bedford, preached 
in the chapel. 

Sunday night, June 9, the Rev. Mr. Clark, the great Christian Endeavor 
worker, lectured in the chapel on Missionary Fields. 

The last students' concert of the year was given in the chapel Monday 
night, June 10. 

After the gaieties of Float, the College was suddenly recalled to the 
practicalities of life by the beginning of the final examinations, on Wednes- 
day, June 12. 

Sunday, June 16, Dr. Willcox preached in the chapel. 

The Glee and Banjo Clubs have elected the following officers for the 
ensuing year : For the Glee Club, Miss Mary Montgomery, President ; 
Miss Helen Cushing, Leader. For the Banjo Club, Miss Mary W. Allen, 
President ; Miss Florence Painter, Leader ; Miss Elizabeth Hiscox, Business 
Manager; Miss Mabel Spaulding, Factotum. 


June third dawned rather inauspiciously, but the clouds without could not 
even cast a reflection within ; and the Winter's Tale, given by the Shakes- 
peare Society, in the gymnasium, surely needed no sunshine to make it 
complete. The Society chose for presentation the last two acts of the play, 
and whether "with malice aforethought" or no, there was for each actor 
a part fitted peculiarly for her. 



The Dramatis Personal were :- 

Leontes, King of Sicilia . 
.Camillo, ^ 

Cleomenes, > Three Lords of Sicilia 
Dion, ) 

Polixenes, King of Bohemia . 
Florizel, son to Polixenes 
An Old Shepherd, reputed father of Perdita, 
Clown, son to the Old Shepherd 
Autolycus, a rogue . 
First Gentleman 
Second Gentleman . 
Third Gentleman 
Servant to the Shepherd 
Hermione, queen to Leontes 
Perdita, daughter to Leontes and Hermione, 
Paulina, friend to Hermione 

-t^ ' £ Shepherdesses 
Dorcas, $ r 

Lords, Ladies, Attendants, Shepherds, and Shepherdesses 
Scene, Bohemia and Sicilia. 

Grace Miller. 

C Christine Caryl. 

< Louise Loomis. 

( Carlotta Swett. 

Constance Emerson. 

Virginia Sherwood. 

Elizabeth Snyder. 

Susan Dodge. 

Geneva Crumb. 

Florence Painter. 

Emily Johnson. 

. Effie Work. 

Mary Allen. 

Virginia Sherwood. 

Elizabeth Adams. 

. Alice Hunt. 

Cornelia Park. 

Katharine Connor. 

One of the most charming bits of the play was the dance of the shep- 
herds and shepherdesses. We could well imagine a happy Harvest Home 
in picturesque sixteenth-century England, with the pretty little shepherd- 
esses and their somewhat shy and awkward, though thoroughly gallant, 

Hermione, as she stood against her dark green hangings, the perfect 
production of the sculptor, was a never-ceasing source of wonder and ad- 
miration to the audience. Perdita deserves heartiest congratulations and 
praise ; for, while the audience could never have guessed it, her part was by 
necessity prepared in two days. 

On June 21 the Society was able to repeat the play on the campus, to 
the delight of their fortunate friends. With the picturesque setting, the 
beauty of the scene was made complete, and every part enhanced thereby. 



On June seventh, Welles-ley celebrated her most delightful and truly 
individual holiday — Tree Day. When the guests had assembled, at two 
o'clock, the voices of choristers chanting a Latin hymn were heard approach- 
ing, and soon the archbishop, accompanied by his retinue of cardinals, 
monks, nuns, and choir boys, appeared. One easily recognized them as 
Sophomores because of their large numbers. The Specials, representing 
Dianas, were followed by the Juniors, clad in Highland costume, and 
heralded by a bona fide bagpiper, not a member of the Junior Class. Then 
came '98, a motley pack of cards, and the little gypsy troupe of '99. Last, 
and best of all, the Seniors in cap and gown. Miss Kelsey, president of 
the class, delivered the address of welcome. The exercises were interesting 
and original ; and if the Senior cap did object to being sacrificed on the altar 
of Athena, it was no more than natural, nor could any one expect to know 
beforehand that a smoky incense would arise sufficient to asphyxiate the 
college authorities. 

The Freshman exercises were opened by Miss Dalzell, mistress of 
ceremonies, who introduced the orator, Miss Rousmaniere. The spade was 
presented by Miss Helen Gordon, '97, and was received by Miss Ely. The 
dance which followed represented a game of whist, most gracefully and skil- 
fully played. After the exercises, class pictures and groups were taken, as 
usual. The Seniors took supper together at Norumbega, and later in the 
evening serenaded the different buildings. 

The Juniors met at Tupelo at sunset, for toasts and cheering for their 
friend, the bagpiper, across the lake. 

The day ended merrily with dancing in the gymnasium, and was pro- 
nounced by all thoroughly successful and unique. 


Not even the literature examinations at 9 a. m. on the 12th could cast a 
cloud over the brightness of the 11th of June. Float, which depends for its 
success entirely upon the weather, was favored with sunshine and a cooling 
breeze. All the afternoon guests were arriving, and were entertained at the 
various college buildings, where supper was served. By six o'clock the usual 


crowd was assembled in the Boathouse and on the shores of the lake. People 
were still arriving, and anxious hostesses were searching for belated guests ; 
but, in the main, the crowd was on the alert for the advent of the crews. 
At last they made their appearance, winding their way along the brow of the 
hill. The sight, although pretty, was not as brilliant as usual, for the white 
and gold suits of the '93 crew and the crimson and apple green of '94 were 
not replaced in picturesque qualities by the brown of '96 or the dark green 
of '97. The white duck suits of the Special crew, however, lent a welcome 
brightness to the sombre-hued company. The crews proceeded at once to 
the Boathouse, whence one after another the boats shot out into the lake, and 
after the customary rowing back and forth the boats assembled within the 
radius of the rays of the calcium light, and the singing began. The 
programme was noticeable for the large proportion of new songs, which, 
though enjoyed and appreciated, necessarily crowded out some of the old- 
time favorites for which the conservative mind longed. An absence of 
enthusiasm and a peculiarly feminine note in the cheering seemed to indicate 
that our Harvard contingent was smaller than usual. The fireworks, how- 
ever, were finer than usual, and made up in a measure for the absence of 
spirit in the cheering. 


On the night of June 20, '95 held its class dinner at the Newton Club, 
Newton ville, Mass. The class history, "The Psychological Development of 
the Senior Class," was presented by Miss Caroline Jacobus and Miss Elizabeth 
R. Waite. After the elegant menu was served, the following toasts were 
given : — 

Miss Elizabeth Hale Peale ..... Toastmistress. 

IchDine (?); Dein (?), Dien (?) . . . Sara Weed. 

" For what thou cans' t do thyself rely not on another." 
Our President ....... Iza Skelton. 

" From her shall read the perfect ways of honor." 
Those Junior Teas ..... Mabel Davison. 

" For it so falls out that what we have we prize not to the worth." 
'95's Syc-a-more Trees ..... Grace Caldwell. 

"And thereby hangs a tale." 


Senior Day ........ Edith Jones. 

" Whatever day makes man a slave, takes half his worth away." 

'95 As It Sees Itself Helen Kelsey. 

" Ever with desert goes diffidence." 

att t\ti,ajj. o > Martha Waterman. 

Are Honorary Members Advantageous r > Al'^ H t 

" Conspicuous by their absence." 

'95's Ho (o) pes . . . . . . Harriet Lance. 

" We have some salt of our youth in us." 

Alma Mater May Pitkin. 

"Here is everything advantageous to life." 

The evening was closed with the class prophecy, given by Miss Gertrude 
Jones and Miss Sophie Voorhees. 

Saturday afternoon, June 22, Mrs. Durant entertained the Seniors and 
their friends at her home. Miss Kelsey, the Senior President, received with 
Mrs. Durant. 

At the President's reception, Saturday night, June 22, Mrs. Irvine 
received the Seniors and their friends in the Stone Hall parlor. 

The services of Baccalaureate Sunday began with the Senior prayer 
meeting at half past nine o'clock in Stone Hall parlor, under the leadership 
of Miss Kelsey. 

The clergyman of the day was Bishop John Vincent, of Chautauqua, who 
took for his text, " Exercise thyself unto godliness." His sermon was an 
exposition of the all-pervading influence of religion, and of the possibility of 
attaining the highest Christian ideals in the active life of the world. The 
noblest character, said Mr. Vincent, may be formed by self-examination and 
criticism, by intercourse with nature, and by seeking the counsel of our 
wisest friends. To these means must be added communion with God and 
Christ, and the use of the Sabbath as a time of soul rest. Active service 
given in a spirit of patient love to all in need he called the final requirement 
for the well-rounded Christian life. 

After the invocation the Beethoven Society sang ' ' The Lord is my 
Shepherd," by Henry Smart, and as a response to the prayer " O Lord be 
Merciful," a motet by O. B. Brown. 



The Seniors and their friends were invited to attend an afternoon service 
at St. Andrew's Chapel, in memory of the late Phillips Brooks. A bishop's 
chair was presented to the church by the Class of '89, of which Dr. Brooks 
was an honorary member. 

The special vesper service, which is always one of the pleasantest features 
of Baccalaureate Sunday, was held, as usual, at half past six. The following 
musical programme was given : — 

Prayer in E flat ...... 



' ' And God shall wipe away all tears " . 


' ' The night hath a thousand eyes " 


Vorspiel ....... 


' ' There is a land mine eye hath seen " . 


' ' Protect us through the coming night " 

Invocation in B flat 




G. W. Marston. 





The Glee and Banjo Club concert on Monday afternoon, June 24, was 
particularly attractive this year, as it was given on the campus by Long- 
fellow, instead of in the college chapel, as usual. The groups of girls in 
white against the green background of grass and trees made the effect charm- 
ing and picturesque. The following programme was given : — 

I. Jolly Darkies ..... Brooks and Denton. 


II. The College Beautiful 

Words by Katharine Lee Bates. 
Music by C. H. Morse. 




III. La Rose Blanche 


IV. (a) The Hobby 

(b) The Model College Girl 


V. Honeymoon March 

J. C. Arnold. 

Sue Lum. 


VI. (a) Margarita 


A. B. Hawley. 

(b) Mv College Girl 5 Wprds b ^ Alice W ' Kello ?g' ' 94 ' 
{0) my uoiiege um ^ Music hj Juniug w mL 


VII. Love's Dream After the Ball . Arr. by E. G. Harbaugh. 


VIII. (a) Proposal 

(&) Cupid's Lottery 

(c) Mens Sana . 
IX. Medley .. 

G. L. Osgood. 
A. W. Platte. 

Words by Katharine Lee Bates. 
Music by Junius "W. Hill. 


X. (a) Fourth Floor South . 
(6) Medley 


Mary Alice Knox. 
Mary Alice Knox. 

The effect of the music by the Mandolin and Guitar Sextette was 
especially beautiful in the open air, and the song most enjoyed was " 'Neath 
the Oaks of Our Old Wellesley," an adaptation of the Trinity College song. 

The Commencement concert, in the evening, was given by the Germa- 
nia orchestra of Boston, and Mr. Arthur Beresford, basso. The solos of 
Mr. Beresford were particularly fine, and to all lovers of good music the con- 
ceil was thoroughly delightful. 


The fair promise of Commencement morning, darkened by clouds and light 
rain at noonday, was fulfilled in the beauty of the long twilight and evening. 

Throughout the forenoon, well-filled coaches and carriages were brine- 
ing the commencement guests, and by three o'clock the chapel was crowded, 
while many of the friends were obliged to stand outside during the first part 
of the exercises. The need of a new college chapel was impressed more for- 
cibly than usual upon the minds of all present. The programme was opened 
by an organ prelude by Prof. Junius W. Hill, Mendelssohn's "Be not 
Afraid," from the chorus from Elijah, and Mozart's Andante from the quar- 
tette in D minor. Then followed the responsive reading in Latin of the 
136th Psalm, after which prayer was offered by Dr. Shinn, of Newton. The 
Beethoven Society then sang, " Now Gentle Spring Her Flowers," by St. 
Saens. The orator of the day was Woodrow Wilson, Ph.D. , LL.D. , of Prince- 
ton. His theme was " Liberty," its nature and practical value in society. 
He maintained that liberty is not, as is so often accorded, the negation of 
restraint, but, to a degree, the reverse ; inasmuch as its elemental qualities 
are order, union, and a certain sort of restraint. "There can be freedom 
only where there is co-operation." That which one admires in life is the reg- 
ular; poise, deliberation, self-possession, in all of which there is the presence 
of restraint. This principle, applied to liberty in general, the speaker 
showed to be necessary to^the particular forms in which liberty expresses 
itself: individual liberty, in which there must be adjustment between the 
individual and the place which he fills in life; political liberty, where great 
results are obtained through conservation of energy, and where, through ful- 
fillment of the law, man loses his claim to life and property, when he does 
not use them in the interest of the community ; social liberty, in which 
only through perfect adjustment of personal relations, the highest life of the 
individual can be lived. The practical value of liberty, thus defined, the 
speaker believed to lie in the possibilty of the better understanding of one's 
fellow-men, in which only true progress can consist. 

After the address, Dr. McKenzie gave the official announcement of Dr. 
Julia J. Irvine's election to the Presidency of YTellesley College, and Miss 
Margaret Stratton's election to the office of Dean. The Beethoven Society 
then gave the following selections : " Sing Softly, O Sirens," by Boito, and 
Johns's " Golden-Haired May." After the conferring of degrees by President 


Irvine, and the rendering of Lassen's "Spanish Gypsie Girl" by the Bee- 
thoven Society, the closing prayer and benediction were offered by Dr. Mc- 
Kenzie, and the afternoon exercises brought to a close. The organ postlude, 
by Professor Hill, was Flotow's " Overture to Alessandro Stradella." 

The exercises were followed by Commencement dinner in the College 
dining hall. After the banquet was served, President Irvine spoke a few 
words of welcome on the occasion of the seventeenth commencement of 
Wellesley, and gave warm tribute to Mrs. Durant, as the "hostess of the 
day." Dr. McKenzie followed with delightful recollections of former 
years, and especially of the Class of '85, of which he is a most loyal member. 
His underlying theme was of the continuity in thought, in life, and in spirit 
which remains unbroken down the years, in spite of changes in method and 
means of work. He spoke most appreciatively of the Class of '95, remind- 
ing them, in closing, that the going out of life is to give life, and that 
through the waking of personality, men shall be drawn together in the com- 
mon bond of love, which finds its best expression in the beautiful motto of 
the College, " Not to be ministered unto, but to minister." 

Dr. Clark then spoke, as the representative of the new members upon 
the Board of Trustees. He paid appreciative tribute to the memory of Mr. 
Durant, and to his spirit which still lives in the college life of to-day. The 
object of this college life he believed to be the lesson of application, the 
power to give the mind to the thing immediately at hand, through the de- 
velopment of which faculty the hidden depths of life may be grasped. 

Dr. Wilson, the orator of the day, took for his after-dinner theme the 
relativity of the past to the present. The purpose of life he declared to be 
to know one's fellow-men. All else should be but a means to this. The best 
assurance that one has for the future must be drawn from knowledge of the 
past. Old things interpret the new. The past is the inspiration of the 
future. Therefore to know the past and live in the present is to live wisely 
and well. 

After the song " Mens Sana," by the Glee Club, Mrs. Tuttle, of the 
Class of '80, spoke for the Alumnfe. Her thought was of the loyalty of the 
Alumnfe to their Alma Mater, and the common sisterhood which binds the 
graduates of to-day with those of the past, making them one in purpose and 


Miss Knox represented the Faculty, and took for her theme the changes 
and developments which have taken place during the eleven years of her con- 
nection with the College : changes in Faculty, college grounds, and build- 
ings ; formation of new societies and clubs ; development of Magazine and 
Legenda — through all the spirit of life and progression, which promises for 
Wellesley yet richer fulfillment in the days to come. 

Mrs. Irvine then announced that the Class of '95 had made a gift of 
money for the fitting up of an infirmary, — a much-needed addition to the 

After the singing of ' ' Alma Mater " and ' ' 'Neath the Oaks of Our Old 
Wellesley " by the Glee Club, the guests adjourned to the centre and Fac- 
ulty Parlor, where the final reception of the week was held. This is, 
perhaps, the most popular reception of the year, coming just at the close of 
the Commencement season. The grounds are bright with the twinkling lights 
of Japanese lanterns, and the strains of orchestral music from the corridor 
above mingle pleasantly with the sound of many voices. It is the time 
when good-byes are said ; and that which has seemed incomplete and unsatis- 
factory during the year is forgotten in the cheer of good fellowship and song. 

Late in the evening the Seniors serenaded the different houses, singing the 
favorite college songs, and with the midnight brought the long day to a 


The regular annual meeting of the Southern Wellesley Association was 
held in Louisville, Ky., on the evening of April 26, at 1505 Fourth 
Avenue, Miss Lizette Hast being the hostess. Among those present were 
Mrs. Mary Young Allison, Mrs. Mary Parker Callahan, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Patterson Thomas, of Mayfield, Ky., Misses May Stone, Abbe Goodloe, 
Susanna Look, Mattie Castleman, Margaret Anderson, Abbie McGuire, 
Minerva Phelps, of Richmond, Ky., Mrs. Mary Castleman Mengel and Mrs. 
Jennie Gilmore Knott. Mrs. Allison was re-elected President of the Asso- 
ciation for the ensuing year, Miss Clara Look, Vice President, Miss May 
Stone, Secretary and Treasurer. At the dinner which followed the business 
meeting Miss Goodloe was toast mistress, and the toasts were proposed and 
responded to with much enthusiasm. A very welcome addition to the pro- 


gramme was "The Wellesley Girl as an Author," ottered in honor of Miss 
G-oodloe, whose stories of girls' college life are now appearing in Scribner's. 
College news was heard with great interest, and the meeting served to bring 
all the members who were present into a closer sympathy with the Wellesley 
of to-day. 


The Wellesley Club of New York held its second annual luncheon at 
the Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue and Fifty-ninth Street, on Saturday, May 
11, at 1 o'clock. There were over eighty present, and the occasion was 
in every way delightful. Among the guests of the Club were Mrs. Pauline 
A. Durant, Mrs. Julia J. Irvine, Bishop Potter of New York, and Mr. 
Hamilton W. Mabie of the Outlook. After luncheon the president, Mrs. 
Anna Phillips See, introduced the following speakers : Mrs. Louise McCoy 
North, '79, of the Board of Trustees, " Wellesley's Twentieth Year;" Mrs. 
Durant, "The Student's Aid Society;" Mr. Mabie, "The Old and the New 
in Education;" Miss Dora B. Emerson, '92, "Athletics in Women's Col- 
leges ;" Mrs. Harriet Scoville Devan, '83, "Woman as Patriot;" and Bishop 
Potter, "What a Woman ought to do with her Learning." The club then 
called for Mrs. Irvine, who rose for a moment on behalf of the College. 
The luncheon brings to a close the meetings of the season, which have been 
of more than usual interest. Their success has been in large measure due to 
the untiring efforts of the president, Mrs. See, and the executive committee, 
under the leadership of its chairman, Mrs. Bessie Vail Billings. 

After the election of officers at the annual meeting of the Philadelphia 
Wellesley Club, held May 18, at the Hotel Metropole, a lunch was served, 
and the afternoon proved a delightful one though the attendance was small. 
The officers for the ensuing year are President, Miss Sweatman, '79-82 ; 
Vice President, Miss Frances Palen, '85-90 ; Secretary, Miss Blake, '94 ; 
Treasurer, Miss Leypoldt, '81-82 ; Director, Miss Foss, '94. 

Miss Clementine Bacheler, '80, who has been studying in Berlin, Paris, 
and Oxford, will spend the summer in English and Scottish travel. 

Miss Seraph Brown, Sp., '80, has been in Mary Institute, St. Louis, Mo. 


Mrs. Carrie Soule Metcalf, '80, is about to accompany her husband, 
Professor Metcalf, of Carleton College, Minn., to Europe, for a year of 
study in Germany. Miss Edith E. Metcalf, '86, will cross with them for 
rest after her two years of independent settlement work among the poor of 

Miss Henrietta Merwin, '80-81, and Miss Cordelia Brittingham, '80-82, 
have been teaching in Miss Dana's school, 163 South Street, Morristown, 
New Jersey. 

Mrs. Martha Dean Ross, of Columbus, Wis., is Grand Worthy Matron 
of the Order of the Eastern Star for the State of Wisconsin. 

Miss E. Louise Patten, '80-83, is secretary of Y. W. C. A., Holyoke, 

Miss Amelia Hall, '84, and Miss Martha Conant, '90, entertained Miss 
Bates and the dramatic seminary at Walnut Hill School, Natick. Miss 
Charlotte Conant, '84, and Miss Florence Bigelow, '84, were the guests of 
the evening. 

Miss Carrie J. Cook, '84, Miss Alice M. Allen, '85, Miss Mary R. 
Gilman, '88, and Mile. M. L. Reuche sail on June 19, and will spend the 
summer in Europe. 

Miss Amanda C. Northrop, '84-85, has been teaching in Mrs. Lock- 
wood's school, 150 East 37th Street, New York. 

Mrs. Nettie Wood Draper, Sp., '85, is now living at 32 Centre Street, 
Brookline, Mass. Dr. Draper, who is oculist at the Boston Dispensary, 
practices his specialty at '399 Boylston Street, Boston. 

Mrs. Willieta Goddard Ball, '87, Miss Maude Ryland Keller, '92, Miss 
Delarue Howe, Miss Florence Hoopes, and Miss Elinor Ruddle, '93, Miss 
Mabel Keller, Mus., '94, Miss Louise Pope, '94, with Professor Denio as 
chaperone, sailed for Genoa, June 1. The permanent address of each mem- 
ber of the party up to September is, care Brown, Shipley & Co., Founders 
Court, London, England. 

Miss Clara M. Keefe, '88, is doing tutoring in Dublin, N. H. 

Miss Nellie M. Mason, '85-88, has been teaching in Abbot Academy, 
Andover, Mass. 


Miss Rose Sears, '90, who has been teaching in Huguenot Seminary, 
Wellington, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, is recovering from a serious 
illness, and hopes to return to America soon and study medicine. 

Miss Mollie Crawford, '91, has been teaching in Mrs. Wild's School, 
New York. 

Miss Minnie Morss, '91, has successfully conducted a class in Political 
Economy among working girls during the past year. 

Miss Carrie Perkins, '91, spent Sunday, May 26, at College. 

The engagement of Miss Bessie Plimpton, formerly '91, is announced. 

Miss Genevieve Stuart, '91, who has been tutoring at 1961 Madison 
Avenue, New York, spent May 15-18, at the College. 

Miss Grace E. Davis, '89-91, has been teaching in the High School, 
Franklin Falls, N. H. 

Miss Nellie B. Jordan, '89-91, has been giving private lessons in 
French and German in Lewiston, Maine. 

Miss Florence Converse, '92, came to Denison House, 93 Tyler Street, 
Boston, May 23, where she will remain during the month of June. 

Miss Margaret Hardon, '92, has completed her course in architecture 
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Next year Miss Hardon will 
study decorative art in Paris. 

Mrs. Helen Chambers Roberts, '92, visited College May 16, and sailed 
on the Majestic to Europe, May 22. 

Miss Lylie Foster, '93, with her sister and brother, are spending the 
summer in Europe. 

Mrs. Mattie Hocker Jenkins, '93, has a little daughter about three 
months old. 

Miss Conyngton, '93, and Miss Tomlinson, '93, visited College May 16. 

Miss Matilda P. Goulding, '91-93, who has been teaching in the Hio-h 
School, Vergennes, Vt., accepted a position in Mt. Hermon School, Mass., 
in April. 

Miss Alice Mae Reed, '93, will spend the summer in camp at Eliot, 


Miss Julia Burgess, '94, has been teaching at Silver Creek, N. Y. 

Miss Isabel Campbell, '94, sailed for Europe, Tuesday, July 2, 1895. 

Miss Florence W. Davis, '94, has recently been teaching in the High 
School, Braintree, Mass. 

Miss Fanny M. Pettingill, '92-94, has been teaching in the public 
schools, Saxton's Eiver, Vt. 

Miss Ethel Stanwood, '94, sailed May 24 for Europe, where she will 
spend the summer. 

The Wellesley College Alumna? Association met in the chapel on 
Wednesday morning, June 26, at ten o'clock. The president, Miss Char- 
lotte H. Conant, '84, after calling for the minutes and the treasurer's report, 
mentioned the death, during the past year, of two members of the Associa- 
tion, — Mrs. Ollie Easton Narregang, '83, and Mrs. Lena Brown Preston, '90. 
Miss Lauderburn, '90, presented the report of the committee on Register, 
and Miss Bigelow, '84, that of the committee appointed to confer with the 
graduates of the Schools of Music and Art. 

President Irvine next read and explained a most interesting report from 
the Treasurer of the College, Mr. Alpheus H. Hardy. This report included 
a trial balance of the Funds of the College, the amount invested against 
them, and the state of their incomes on June 1, 1895. The Treasurer also 
stated that a report of the annual income and expenditure of the College 
would be made up to August 1 (the end of the fiscal year), and presented 
to the September meeting of the Trustees. It is understood that this com- 
plete report will be generally circulated among the friends of the College. 

Mrs. Paul, '81, then read the report of Miss Sanborn, '84, chairman 
of the Finance Committee of the Alumna?. The committee recommended 
that the memorial to President Shafer take the form of a partial endowment 
of the chair of mathematics. This recommendation was adopted, and the 
following were chosen as the Finance Committee for the coming year : Miss 
A. R. Brown, '83, Miss C. H. Conant, '84, Miss E. F. Pendleton, '86, 
Miss Alice W. Kellogg, '94, Miss Bertha Denis, '84. 

Miss Charlotte H. Conant then presented the report of the committee 
appointed to consider the method of choosing Alumna? Trustees. The 


method presented was so excellent and so thoroughly worked out, that the 
Association at once adopted the plan recommended, and proceeded to choose 
the committee called for by its provisions. 

The election of officers resulted in the choice of Mrs. Frances Pearsons 
Plimpton, '84, as President ; Miss Grace Andrews, '90, as Vice President ; 
Mrs. Elizabeth Blakeslee Tracy, '91, as Recording Secretary; Miss Candace 
C. Stimson, '92, as Treasurer. 

The Association then adjourned to the dining room, where nearly two 
hundred and fifty places were taken ; and after a busy interval the president, 
acting as toastmistress, heartily welcomed to the gathering the members of 
the Association, both new and old, and the guests, Mrs. Durant, Miss 
Howard, Miss Stratton, and Mrs. Irvine. 

Mrs. Durant responded for "Our Guests " with those cordial, earnest 
words which the Alumna? always value so deeply. She announced a 
scholarship, given during the year, in honor of Miss Howard, first President 
of Wellesley, who would annually name the recipient. 

The Glee Club responded most charmingly for Wellesley music. Then 
Mrs. Ruth Morrill Starrett spoke loyally for "Our Chaperones." She said 
that if the husbands were present, they avouM see to it that the claims of these 
ladies to honor were not unmentioned. Home first, she assured the 
Association, is the motto of the married contingent; careers afterwards, 
except, of course, the husband's career, in which every good wife is an 
important factor and a not silent partner. 

Miss Kelsey said that the Class of '95 had especially tried to break down 
the barriers between college classes, and promote a spirit of fraternity among 
all. Miss Kendrick, '85, responded gracefully to the toast of "Our Leaders," 
saying that we found the College but a fitting school for the University — the 
college and the university but the fitting schools for life. The tie that held 
us together was the love for our school, whose peculiar gifts are the love of 
beauty and the spirit of service which she awakens in us. Some of us take 
one course in the University of Life, some another. Better a freshman in 
life than a senior in college. 

Miss Bates replied to the toast "College Precedents," that they had 
always been in her way. People talked of setting a precedent as they would 
of setting a hen, and no one knew what ugly ducklings might be hatched 


from the nest. But there are three precedents dear to every Wellesley heart 
— service, self-development, and liberty. 

Mrs. Irvine said that she had been asked what was the greatest need of 
Wellesley, and that " money " was suggested as an answer ; but that this was 
a mistake, for no college was made successful/??*^ by money. Money follows- 
where it is led. It is the slave, and not the master. What the College needs 
is to be understood, and she asks of the Alumnas that they make her understood. 

The exercises were especially enjoyable, and closed with the singing of 
the Alumna? Song by the whole body of Alumnte present. This number was 
unusually large, and included about ninety members of the graduating class. 

The annual meeting of the Wellesley Alunmse Chapter of the College 
Settlements Association was held on Commencement morning, June 25, in 
Lecture Room 1. At the business meeting the treasurer's report was given 
and reports of the work accomplished by the vice-electors. Owing to the 
large majority required by the constitution, there was a failure to elect the 
secretary and treasurer for the next two years. It was accordingly voted to 
conduct the ballot by correspondence. Prof. Vida D. Scudder gave a most 
inspiring talk on the Settlement work. 

The annual meetino- of the Electoral Board of the College Settlements 
Association was held in New York on May 4, 1895. The following officers 
were elected : President, Miss Susan Walker (Bryn Mawr) ; Vice President, 
Miss M. Katharine Jones (Elmira) ; Secretary, Miss Caroline L. William- 
son (Wellesley) ; Treasurer, Miss Cornelia Warren (non-collegiate) ; Fifth 
Member, Miss Bertha Hazard (Vassar). In connection with the regular 
meeting a series of conferences were held, beginning Friday evening, May 
3, and ending Sunday evening, May 5. Representatives from the leading 
American settlements and Mr. Alden, of Mansfield House, London, were 

The Class of '89 presented to St. Andrew's Church, Wellesley, a 
bishop's chair, in memory of their honorary member, the Rt. Rev. Phillips 
Brooks. At the Sunday service, at 4.30 p. m., on June 23, the chair was 
received by the rector in the name of the parish, and an address on Phillips 
Brooks was made by Rev. Dr. Shinn, of Newton. The members of '89 
then at the college were present at the service. 


Miss Essie Thayer, '87, and Miss Josephine Thayer, '92, sailed for a 
year or more in Europe the early part of June. 

Fifteen members of the Class of '80 were present at their fifteenth 
reunion. They were : Emily C. Ayer, Katharine Lee Bates, Harriet C. 
Blake, Edwina Shearn Chadwick, Marion Pelton Guild, Minnie A. Hall, 
Emily Norcross, Helen Womersley Norcross, Charlotte F. Roberts, Harriet 
Rood, Catharine Eno Russell, Mary Silverthorne, Lilian N. Stoddard, Ada- 
line Emerson Thompson, Anna Stockbridge Turtle. 

The reunion began with a class dinner at the home of Prof. Bates and 
Prof. Roberts, the resident members of '80, on Sunday, June 23. Letters 
were read from the absent members, and photographs of some of " our fif- 
teen husbands and most of our forty-three babies" were on exhibition. On 
Monday, after the Phi Sigma and Shakespeare breakfasts, the '80s, brilliant 
with scarlet streamers, took carriages for Wellesley Hills, where they were 
given a lunch by their classmate Helen Womersley Norcross. A class ride 
in the evening closed the festivities of the day. 

Tuesday morning the '80s attended in a body the meeting of the 
Wellesley Alumnae Chapter of the College Settlements Association, and then 
adjourned to the new Chemical Laboratory, the special domain of Professor 
Roberts. After sitting for its photograph the class partook of a chafing-dish 
lunch served on the daintiest of chemical glass and porcelain. 

On Wednesday, after the Alumnae Banquet, the '80s crowned the pleas- 
ure of the occasion by gathering in the Horsford parlor about their honorary 
member, Miss Howard, the first President of Wellesley. 

The reunion of the Class of '89 was held at the Copley Square Hotel in 
Boston at 1.00 p. m., Saturday, June 22. In the absence of the president, 
Mrs. Mary L. Bean Jones, Miss Alice Brewster, vice-president of the 
class, presided. Thirty-nine members, including Miss Case and the class 
baby with her father, were present. Little Natalie Hensel was the centre of 
attraction, and won all hearts. Neaily all of the absent mammas sent pic- 
tures of their babies. It was decided to hold the next reunion in 1899. 

The fifth-year reunion of the Class of '90 occurred on Saturday after- 
noon, June 22, in the pleasant halls of Walnut Hill School, owing to the 
generous hospitality of Miss Charlotte Conant and Miss Florence Bigelow 


of '84. There were thirty-seven present, and greetings were sent in the 
form of telegrams or letters from many of the absent members. It was 
found that of the graduate members there were twenty who had taken a sec- 
ond degree since the commencement of five years ago : four a degree of 
M.A., and sixteen of Mrs. As far as could be ascertained after most careful 
examination by various methods, the following is the list of candidates for the 
degree of Mrs. : Bosa Dean, Anna Arnold, Carol Dresser, Helen Dempsey, 
Lucia Morrill. This list is subject to expansion. As to our class babies, 
we can proudly say, " We are seven," but, from all accounts, a very vigor- 
ous seven. 

The Class of '92 held its second reunion in Boston at the Hotel Bruns- 
wick on Saturday, June 22. A brief business meeting was called at two 
o'clock, in which news of members present and absent was given in answer 
to the roll call. Two members of the class take their second degree in June, 
several receive the no less valued title of bride, and a still larger number go 
abroad for travel and study. At three o'clock a banquet was served in the 
dining-room, which was tastefully decorated with the class flowers. Several 
were obliged to leave before this time, but about thirty remained through the 
afternoon. After the company had done justice to the excellent and well- 
served repast, the President, as Toastmistress, called for responses to the 
following toasts : '92, Our Brides, The Bising Generation, A Song of De- 
grees, The Class Letters, The Wide, Wide World, La Verite, The Founders 
of Our Alma Mater. The time passed all too quickly, and the class separated 
with reluctance at half past five. 

The first reunion of the Class of '94 was held at the Hotel Bellevue, 
Boston, on Wednesday evening, June 26. About fifty members of the 
class were present, and enjoyed a most delightful reunion. The toasts were 
as follows : Alma Mater, Miss Field ; The Faculty, Miss Thompson : The 
Class, Miss Angell ; Our Silver-Leaved Willow, Miss Bridgman ; Our Green 
Boathouse, Miss Campbell ; Our Bride, Miss McGuire ; Our Schoolma'ams, 
Miss Effie McMillan ; The Best of Us, Miss Laughlin ; The Wide, Wide 
World, Miss Bandolph. Toastmistress, Miss Shultz. 

The society Tau Zeta Epsilon held its reunion Monday morning, June 
24, in Tau Zeta Epsilon Hall in the Art Building. 


Miss Luther, Mrs. Carlton, and Mrs. Jones of '90, Miss Myrick, Miss 
Emerson, and Miss Woodin of '92, Miss Bridgman, Miss Edwards, Miss 
Finnigan, Miss Helen and Miss Effie McMillan of '94, and Miss Bullock, 
Special, were at the College during Commencement. 

The Agora held its third reunion on Monday, June 24. Miss Park, 
'92, Miss Damon '93, Misses Kellogg, Vinal, Field, Hibbard, Bateman, 
Foley, Burgess, were present. 

Society Zeta Alpha held its annual reunion Monday afternoon, June 24, 
in Society Hall. Miss Angsbury, '95, acted as toastmistress, and many 
toasts on the Society past and present were responded to by the Alunmre 
and active members. The Society was glad to welcome back so many of its 
old members. Among others were Mrs. Tuttle, '80, Miss Stoddard, '80, 
Miss Horton, '89, Miss Lebus, '89, Miss Soule, '89, Miss Barrows, '90, Miss 
Wall and Miss Hoyt, of '91, Miss Morgan, '92, Miss Bigelow, Miss Gren- 
elle and Miss Hazard, '93, Miss Canfield, Miss Angell, Miss Millard, Miss 
Drake of '94, Miss Mix and Miss Stewart, Sp. 

The annual Alumnte Breakfast of the Phi Sigma Society was held in 
Society Hall, Monday morning, June 24, at 10.30 o'clock. Miss Bates, '80, 
acted as toastmistress. Phi Sigma " As It Is and Is to Be," was responded 
to by Miss Pitkin, '95. The owl was toasted by Miss Woodin, '96. Phi 
Sigma "As it Was," was answered by Miss Norcross, '80; the "Eclipse," 
by Miss Clark, '90 ; and Miss Curtis closed the morning by responding to 
the toast, " The Chapter House." 

Between twenty-five and thirty of the Alumnpe were present. 

The Shakespeare Society held its annual breakfast in Shakespeare Hall, 
Monday morning, June 24. 

The Society was rejoiced to welcome back many of its Alumna- 
members, among them Mrs. Tuttle, of '80, its first president. Others 
present were Miss Wing, Miss Caroline Williamson, Miss Stinson, Miss 
Eood, Miss Gamble, Miss Swift, Miss Conant, Miss Mudgett, Miss Harriet 
Blake, Miss Caroline Randolph, Miss Marion Anderson, Miss Bonney, and 
Miss Elizabeth White. 



Traut-Sternberg. — At West Hartford, Conn., May 1, Miss Ainalia 
Anna B. Sternberg, '91, to Mr. G. W. Traut. At home Tuesdays after 
June 11, 259 Arch Street, West Britain, Conn. 

Grinley-Taylor. — At Orange, New Jersey, April 15, Miss Sue 
Taylor, '91, to Mr. William H. Grinley of England. 

De Mott-Stuart. — May 15, 1895, Miss Frances Estelle Stuart, 
formerly of '94, to the Bev. George Colby De Mott. At home Ticonderoga, 
New York. 

Daggett-Simms. — May 15, Miss Bessie Simms to Mr. Frederick 

Osborne-Gage. — In Manchester, N. H., June 12, Harriet Newel] 
Gage, '92, to Franklin H. Osborne. At home, Catskill, N. Y. 

Cloyes-Gruber. — In Maiden, Mass., June 27, Grace E. Gruber, '92 r 
to Mr. William E. Cloyes. At home after September 1, at 343 Dearborn 
Ave., Chicago. 


February 7, 1895, at Hartford, Conn., a daughter to Mrs. Emma 
Alvord Beardslee, '80-81. 

February 23, 1895, a son, Eliot, to Mrs. Helen Dunlap Dick, '80-'84. 

In Worcester, Mass., June 22, a son to Mrs. May Sleeper Buggies, 


May 25, 1895, in Concord, N. H., a second son to Mrs. Abbie WhitOn 
Thompson, formerly of '89. 


April, 1895, George Comee, husband of Mrs. Anna Barrett Comee,, 



Jameson & Knowles Company, 


Boots, Shoes, and 

Specialties: Custom "Work, Party Shoes 


No. 15 Winter Street, Boston, 
U. S. A. 


Stationers ^ Engravers 


20 per cent Discount 


Made by Wellesley College Students. 

No. 3 Beacon Street, 


R attention is called to our stock of 

Gold and Silver Stick Pins ! 
Birthday Gifts ! 

Souvenir Spoons, Souvenir Cups. 
Hair Ornaments. 

Toilet and Desk Furnishings in Sterling and Plated Silver; Marble and Iron Clocks, $6.00 to $20.00. 

Stock in all departments always complete. 

A. StOWell & Co., 24 Winter Street, Boston. 

Cotrell & Leonard- 


New York, 

Makers of 

Caps and 

To the 

American . . 

Illustrated ... 

Catalogue and 
• Particulars on 

Artists' Materials . . . 

gy. Drafting Instruments. 
Art Studies and Books. 

Oil and Water Colors, Crayons, Materials 
For Tapestry, Painting, etc. 

Wadsworth, Howland & Co. 


82 and 84 Washington Street, Boston. 

Branch Store in the 

Grundmann Studios, Clarendon Street, 

Near St. James Avenue. 
Principal Factories 

Maiden, Mass., and South Paris, Maine. 



Mackintoshes and Cravenettes, 


$2.00 TO $25.00. 

fflellesley Preparatory, 

Prices 25 per cent lower than Dry Goods Stores. 

. . . Special IO per cent to Wellesley Students . . . 



Metropolitan Rubber Co., 

Miss Charlotte H. Conant, B.A. 


Miss Florence Bigelow, M.A. 


Gloves and Veiling. 



Calls the attention of the Young Ladies to her stock of Kid. Undressed Kid, and Dog Skin Gloves that 

are suitable for all occasions, also her very becoming stock of Veilings, and solicits their 

patronage, and will give to any of the students 6 per cent discount. 

Hotel Bellevue, 



Special attention given to Club Dinners and Receptions. 





Manufacturers of First-class 


Interior Decorations, 

Nos. 38 to 48 Cornhill, 







in all Departments 
of Literature 

can be found at our store. The largest 
assortment in Boston of the popular and 
standard authors. Also a large variety 
at special reductions. Large variety of 
Bibles, Prayer Books, Booklets, etc. 

We are noted for low prices. 


The Archway Bookstore, 

361 **» 365 WASHINGTON ST., BOSTON. 

Shreve, Crump \ Low Go. 
Jewelers * Silversitys, 


Fine Stationery. Card Engraving. 

Programs and Invitations, both printed and 
engraved. Class Day Progams a specialty. 

Class Pins designed and manufactured to 

Parasols and Umbrellas made to order, re- 
covered and repaired. 


. .ONLY. . 

First Class THroil Car Route 


Through Trains Leave Boston as follows : — 
8.30 a. m. (ex. Sunday) Day Express. 
10.30 a. m. (daily) Chicago Special. 
2.00 p. m. (daily) North Shore Limited. 
3.00 p. m. (ex. Sundays) St. Louis and 

Chicago Express. 
7.15 p. m. (daily) Pacific Express. 


. . FOR . . 

Hartford, New Havens New York. 


9.00 a. m. 
11.00 a. m. 

4.00 p. m. 
11.00 p. m. 

(ex. Sunday) 
(ex. Sunday) 


3.30 p. m. 

5.30 p. m. 

10.00 p. m. 

6.41 a. m. 

For tickets, information, time-tables, etc., apply 
to nearest ticket agent. 


General Passenger Agent. 



New Tennis Catalogue is free; now ready, and will 
be sent to anj' address. 

Our General Athletic Catalogue will be issued 
April ist. 

Special rates to Wellesley Students. 


No. 34-4 Washington Street, 

(Near Milk), 


11 John Street, New tjork, 

Designer and Maker 

Society Badges, 
Fraternity Pins, 
Rings, Emblem 
Jewels of every 
MEDALS — Trophies for presentation, from original 
and artistic designs. Special designs, with esti- 
mates, furnished on application. Inquiries by 
mail promptly attended to. We send design 
plates FREE upon request. 

Wellesley Pins can be obtained from Miss Eliz- 
abeth Stark, Business Manager of Magazine. 

The Dana Hall School, 


Pupils are prepared for regular or for special courses at 
Wellesley College. 

Price for Board and Tuition, $500 for the school year; 
Tuition for day pupils, $125. 

For further information address the Principals : 

Julia A. Eastman, 
Sarah P. Eastman. 


Pure Druqs and Medicines. 

Physicians' Perscriptlons a Specialty. 



Trunks and Bags, 

No. 22 ChauiiCT Street, 





Is from the best mill In England, is made 
direct from the pulp, and carefully creped 
hy expensive and intricate process. It is 
not and NEVER WAS Tissue. 

OVER THIRTY SHADES of Dennison's Imported 
Crepe Paper always in stock. 

The more Dennison's Imported Crepe Pa- 
per is worked, the softer and more beau- 
tiful it becomes. 

"When buying, always call for 

DEivivisoaf's imported crepe. 


No. 28 Franklin Street, Boston. 

For Fine Millinery 

Visit . . . 


No. 21 Temple Place, 


\ (P-KENISON-)' 

Corns. 25 cents: 


plaster for tender feet, 25cts. 

Ladies' and Gentlemen's rooms 

entirely separate 


The Senior Class Photographer 

is . . . 

Charles "W. Hearn, 

No. 392 Boylston Street, 
Boston, Mass. 
Arrange dates with the Senior Class Photograph 
Committee : 

Miss Bertha Morrill. 
Miss Caroline Jacobus. 
Miss Sophie Voorhees. 

Also Photographer to 

Amherst College 

Dartmouth College 

Mt. Holyoke College 

B. U. College of Liberal Arts, 

Lasell Seminary 

Wesleyan University 

Etc., etc. 



The Standard for All. 


§ Bicycles 


Highest Quality of All. 

Have you feasted your eyes upon 
the beauty and grace of the 1895 
Columbias ? Have you tested and 
compared them with all others ? 
Only by such testing can you know 
how fully the Columbia justifies its 
proud title of the "Standard for the 
World." Any model or equipment 
your taste m ay require, $ | ()Q 



Boston, New York, 

Chicago, San Francisco, 
Providence, Buffalo. 

An Art Catalogue of these 
famous wheels and of Hart- 
fords, $80 $60, free at Colum- 
bia agencies, or mailed for 
two 2-cent stamps. 





Leonard N. Howe, D.M.D. 


Corner Boylston and Tremont Streets, 


Late Instructor of Operative and Surgical 
Dentistry in Harvard University. 

Office Hours, 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. 


Oculists' prescriptions correctly filled. 
Glasses carefully fitted and adjusted to 
insure nose comfort. 

Ten per cent discount to 
Wellesley Students. 

All kinds of spectacle repairing- neatly executed. 
References given. 

CHARLES W. HURLL, Jr., Practical Optician, 

409 Washington St., (between Winter and Bromfield Sts.) 

•••Kine Carpets- •• 




William Morris's Patterns in Carpets and Hammersmith Rugs. 

We feel that our Fall Stock will bear the Closest Inspection. 

Joel Goldthwait & Company, 

Nos. 163 to 169 Washington Street, Boston. 

...Shirt Waists. .. 

Ribbons, Laces, Kid Gloves, 
Belts and Belt Ribbon, Shirt Waist Sets, etc. 

J. B. LEAHY, . . . Natick, Hass. 




Session '94.-95 opens October 1, 1894. Four^years, Graded Course. Instruction 
by Lectures, Clinics, Recitations and practical work, under supervision in Laboratories 
and Dispensary of College, and in N. Y Infirmary. Clinics and operations in most of 
the City Hospitals and Dispensaries open to Women Students. 

For Catalogues, etc., address 


321 East 15th Street, New York. 


She : When we got our wheels last year we didn't suppose 
there could be any better ones, did we? 

He : No ; but the '95's are ahead of them. They are 
lighter, and at the same time stronger, because of the new 
nickel-steel tubing. 

She : The saddles are more comfortable than ever before. 

He : Yes, and the wheels are safer, too. The guards, 
rubber pedals, foot rests, and brake work make them models 
for safety and comfort. 

She : And is it true that the price has been reduced when 
the wheels are so much improved ? 

He: Yes; the company has established the standard 
price at $100, which must insure a tremendous increase in 
the number used. 




Free Instruction to purchasers. 
All orders promptly executed. 
Catalogues free on application. 



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In every department of our store we allow Wellesley 

Professors and Students a discount, 

generally 10 per cent. 

During the year you will notice many attractive goods which your friends at home 
would be glad to see. We shall be glad to send samples at your request. 

Dress Goods, Hosiery, Neckwear, Millinery, 
Underwear and Art Embroideries 

are perhaps some of the departments most interesting to students, but the discount applies 
to every department. 


Tremont Street and Temple Place - - BOSTON, MASS. 

Formerly Designer for Celeste. 




In Attractive and Exclusive Designs specially 

adapted for young ladies, and not to 

be found elsewhere. 

SHAPES, constantly received and at 


ALLAND, 112 Tremont Street, 

Under Studio Building, Boston. 

146 Tremont Street, Boston. 

Branch .of 

863 Broadway, N. Y. 

Pure, Fresh, and Delicious 


A Choice Selection of Fancy Baskets, 
Boxes, and Bonbonnieres constantly 
on hand at very reasonable prices. . . 

T>lail Orders given Prompt Attention. 

Frank Wood, Printer, Boston.